A National Historic Landmark, The Elms is a French-style chateau built in 1901 by architect Horace Trumbauer as a summer house for millionaire entrepreneur Edward Julius Berwind. It contains every technological marvel of its time, and was one of the first Newport houses to be fully electrified. The estate includes a 10-acrre park and elaborate sunken garden. Consult mansion website for public hours, which may change seasonally.
101 Ferry Road - RI Route 114Bristol, RI, 02809Phone: 401-253-2707
A variety of lovely gardens surround the Great Lawn and flow around the mansion and down toward Narragansett Bay on the property of this English country-style mansion. The gardens include a rose bed, display and perennial gardens, a summer house, and Giant Sequoia, and much more. Gardening classes and demos are held here.
500 Hope St. / Route 114Bristol, RI, 02809Phone: 401-253-0390
This 1810 home built for a Rhode Island seafarer has a fascinating story, beautiful grounds, and background roles in the movie “The Great Gatsby.” Lots of interesting seasonal events, especially at July 4 and Christmas. Tours offered. Visitors are welcome to stroll the sculpture-filled gardens where they will find Greek bronzes and an 18th Century gazebo.
See full description of Linden Place.
This small country estate in Portsmouth is decorated with more than 80 pieces of topiary throughout the gardens, including animals and birds, geometric figures and ornamental designs, sculpted from California privet, yew, and English boxwood. Green Animals is the oldest and most northern topiary garden in the United States. It hosts many seasonal and special events.
Roger Williams Park is a 430-acre Victorian park with a zoo, museum of natural history and planetarium, carousel, casino, and historic buildings. The Roger Williams Park Botanical Gardens is an indoor garden space and a multi-level glass and steel conservatory, rising from a complex of visitor facilities. During a visit to the Botanical Center, visitors can relax by a waterfall, enjoy the fragrance of flowers from around the world, take a child on a scavenger hunt, or bring a camera or sketch pad.
71 High StreetWesterly, RI, 02891Phone: 401-596-2877
Lots of wonderful trees, plants, and flower beds are in bloom in the warm seasons at this charming Victorian park in the middle of this picturesque town. Beds of dwarf conifers, day lilies, perennials, and much more.
See full description of Wilcox Park.