David Rogers’ Big Bugs

June 25, 2021 - October 3, 2021
Recurring daily
Admission to David Rogers’ Big Bugs at Green Animals Topiary Garden is included with regular admission.
Location: Green Animals Topiary Garden
380 Cory's Lane
Portsmouth, RI 02871

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Green Animals Topiary Garden will be buzzing this summer when David Rogers’ Big Bugs arrives. Even our famous green giraffe will be looking up at some of these gargantuan visitors!

Showcasing tiny pollinators on a massive scale, David Rogers’ Big Bugs includes a 10-foot tall Daddy Long Legs weighing 600 pounds, an 18-foot long Praying Mantis weighing 1,200 pounds, a 10-foot long Damselfly and an array of other massive bugs – nine total – placed in various locations around Green Animals. Learn about the world of insects, the role they play in the plant world, and how these little bugs help us in big ways. 

These sculptures are created with various combinations of found or fallen trees, cut green saplings selectively harvested from the willow family, dry branches, and other sustainable forest materials. This work is one part landscape art, one part recycled art and two parts environmental art.

“When I go out into the forest, I am looking for shapes, colors, and textures,” David says of his process. “The inherent uniqueness of these materials, their different shapes, colors and textures, provide these sculptures with character, definition and a sense of motion.”

Don’t miss David Rogers’ Big Bugs at Green Animals Topiary Garden.

Additionally, there will be a colossal butterfly with a five-foot wing span in The Breakers Welcome Center.

David Rogers’ Big Bugs
  • June 25, 2021 - October 3, 2021
  • Green Animals Topiary Garden
  • Admission to David Rogers’ Big Bugs at Green Animals Topiary Garden is included with regular admission.
  • Recurring daily