3549 Union St
San Diego, CA 92103
Dog-Friendly: Yes Kid-Friendly: Yes
Harper’s Topiary Garden was created by a couple who wanted to turn their front yard into a masterful work of art that everyone could enjoy and appreciate.
Gawk at over 50 life-sized figurines all trimmed by hand. About fifteen years ago their front garden consisted only of basic shrubs. The owners decided to find a shape for each plant and they began to sculpt the trees inspired by travels she and her husband have taken. They have chosen ideas gleaned while traveling through Asia, Europe, North Africa, Hawaii, and throughout North America.
They have visited famous gardens in Thailand, Botanical Gardens in Portland ME, Bouchard Gardens, Victoria BC. The owners love people viewing and photographing their garden but please do not go inside.
Personal Experience: I think it’s so neat that a couple has put so much love and creativity into their front yard for people like us to enjoy. I do recommend to not go out here solely to see this though. Make plans to do other things downtown or in the area because this is a quick stop. It’s worth checking out if you’re in the area though!