• Enjoy a Picnic Among Topiary Animals

In the Gilded Age in Newport, picnics in the country were a welcome contrast (maybe relief, too!) to dinner parties and balls. For a refreshing experience, enjoy a picnic at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth and picnic among the leafy, green animals. The Preservation Society of Newport County, which owns and manages Green Animals, invites visitors to the grounds to bring a picnic basket. If you enjoy more formal gardens, The Breakers and The Elms also welcome picnics.  The fee is $18 for adults and $8 for ages 6-17. For more information: https://www.newportmansions.org/plan-a-visit/stroll-the-gardens-grounds