Argyle Park, near the Portland Zoo, hosts a 5-acre topiary garden, complete with turtle pond, that was built with funds provided by the state lottery. The garden is pet-friendly, and people can often be spotted walking their dogs amongst the spiral, oval, and animal-shaped trees.
Topiary Garden-01-plan map_91137412.jpg: Our initial design sketch shows the complexity of the overall landscape design, and how all the individual garden segments relate as a whole entity.
Topiary Garden-02-maze_46026968.jpg: Heavenly scents of juniper, spruce, and lavender fill the air around this topiary maze.
Topiary Garden-03-benches_146026852.jpg: The wood benches, created by a talented local woodworker, are the perfect addition to the symmetrical design proportions.
Topiary Garden-04-mushroom trees_450806025.jpg: This less-refined canopy of mushroom-shaped trees provides a break from the more formal topiary forms, and lends an air of whimsy.
Topiary Garden-05-animal trees_485081407.jpg: Animal topiaries bask in the sunlight alongside red snapper turtles that make their home in the neighboring pond.