Sunday, June 14, 2009

Topiary Garden In Houston, Texas. A Huge, FREE, And Little Visited Attraction!

We recently visited a free Houston attraction that most people just zip by as fast as possible, maybe saying "Hey kids, look at the animal plants", never thinking how cool it might be to slow down and smell the topiary.
On Buffalo Speedway (which is actually a residential street, not much of a speedway) there is a small nursery named River Oaks Plant House. On the center median of the street they have planted and maintain a HUGE assortment of beautiful topiary figures. An excellent free attraction and great advertising for the nursery.

Topiary Garden Lining The Street On Buffalo Speedway, North Of Highway 59 South In Houston, Texas. A Great Free Attraction!
Nephew Brecken getting crazy on a baby elephant. Hmmm, did they want kids riding these? Well, there were no signs saying not to!

Topiary Garden Lining The Street On Buffalo Speedway, North Of Highway 59 South In Houston, Texas. A Great Free Attraction!
An elephant herd ambles down a Houston street.

Topiary Garden Lining The Street On Buffalo Speedway, North Of Highway 59 South In Houston, Texas. A Great Free Attraction!
Sister Merry, Brecken, and Niece Tiffany.
Who do they think they are, a rock group or something?

Topiary Garden Lining The Street On Buffalo Speedway, North Of Highway 59 South In Houston, Texas. A Great Free Attraction!
A baby elephant balances on a ball. Cool.

Topiary Garden Lining The Street On Buffalo Speedway, North Of Highway 59 South In Houston, Texas. A Great Free Attraction!
An entire block of topiary animals are there to enjoy, Be careful of the always-in-a-hurry-don't-they-realize-Wal-Mart-is-open-24-hours traffic!


A winged horse or dragon attempting to rise up from old Terra Firma!

Topiary Garden Lining The Street On Buffalo Speedway, North Of Highway 59 South In Houston, Texas. A Great Free Attraction!
Did I mention the bargain prices. Magical gardens take one of two things. Lots of money or lots of work!

Topiary Garden Lining The Street On Buffalo Speedway, North Of Highway 59 South In Houston, Texas. A Great Free Attraction!
This topiary golfer looked very bright and charming in the distance but at this angle he seems to be a crazy killer intent on clubbing me to death!
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6 comments:

Mark Monk June 15, 2009 at 8:16 AM  

It looks like Brecken nearly got bucked off by that pernicious pachyderm. Either that or he is in intense pain and should see a doctor.

These are all great. You had such shy human photo specimens

What a great series. I watched a Sunday Morning type TV segment about Pearl Fryar's Bishopville, South Carolina topiaries which look like Ed Scissorhands.

Alan June 15, 2009 at 8:22 AM  

Yeah, Brecken was transformed by that Houston rodeo spirit. You are correct, the are so witthdrawn, my family, hard to draw them out!

Glad you liked them. See, there are some things to see inHouston, lol.

Alan

Mark Monk June 15, 2009 at 8:23 AM  

Perhaps with that death golfer topiary someone may be inspired to do a slasher movie hero topiary garden.

You know many of us find our inner peace these days through garden and many people enjoy slasher movies, so why not both together?

Ivy-clad Jason emerging triumphant with chainsaw and boxwood Freddie Kruger beckoning onlookers to come closer. It sorta leads me to my secret happy place inside.

Alan June 16, 2009 at 10:44 PM  

You should visit my online friends blog www.Ideas By Chuck.com

Scope June 19, 2009 at 12:47 AM  

Alright, I was only in Houston once (Houston proper 1 day, the rest out in Katy or on Galveston Island), and I've been to see these, too!

I have a picture with me and the dancing bears, acting like Kung Fu masters. (But not doing the David Carridine stuff!) Looks like I have my next, Oh the Places You'll See Post to write.

Alan June 19, 2009 at 7:12 AM  

Funny. Topiary inspires silly behaviour.

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