Topiary Garden, Old Deaf School Park, Columbus, Ohio

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Aimee Moore (was created by)
This park is located at the corner of east Town street and Washington avenue in Columbus, Ohio. The garden recreates Georges Seurat's painting "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" (1884). The pond, representing the River Seine, was installed in 1989, along with the hills. Seurat would have sketched his scene from the top of the easterly hill. It is a project of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. The concept came from artist James T. Mason who teaches sculpture at the Department's Cultural Arts Center. He designed, created and installed the metal frames as well as the living topiaries. Elaine Mason, initial topiarist and retired arts coordinator for the Department, trains city gardeners to trim the figures. --info from the Park website,
1980s (1980 - 1989)
coniferous shrubs
herbaceous plants
deciduous shrubs
deciduous trees