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Harper's Topiary Garden

3549 Union St
San Diego, CA 92103

32.741183, -117.175948

Dog-Friendly: Yes    Kid-Friendly: Yes

About Harper’s Topiary Garden

Harper’s Topiary Garden was created by a Mission Hills 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.

While you’re in the area, make sure to check out Washington St. Skatepark nearby!

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 maybe Presidio Park because this is a quick stop. It’s worth checking out if you’re in the area though!

Harper's Topiary Garden


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  • Zach
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    OMG!!I watched faze rug and decided to go to San Diego!!went in the tunnel and went to the end..then I heard a cry and saw a girl behind me and ran for my life and heard foot prints but they stopped!!

    Don’t go in there ?????

    June 10, 2017

  • Anonymous
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    I use to live on Neal street many years ago and enjoyed seeing all the animal shapes as I drove by. I always wanted to know more about the place, thanks for sharing.

    April 19, 2020

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