Located between Madonna and Jacksonville, the Topiary Gardens are one of the most beatific tourist locations in the state. This 22 acre property was purchased by Harvey Ladew in 1929 and redone completely. There are more than 30 sub gardens housing some 100 huge topiary forms. Giant swans, hounds, horses and fox are some of the shapes to be found in the lush green space. From spring to fall, one can also enjoy the myriad of floral colors out in the open. Check out the fox-hunting memorabilia, several antiques and equestrian equipment from the 1700s. Other architectural details might interest you too, like the moldings, paneling, and so on. A gift shop and a café are located on-site. For information on group tours and more, check the website.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 10:30 AM to 05:00 PM
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