: 1703 32nd Street NW,
, DC 20007 (202)339-6410.
- This brick federal style home is situated on
grounds that still include some of the original oaks. Ten acres of gardens
designed by Beatrix Jones Farrand incorporate 3 principles: progressive
informality, winter interest, and the incorporation of spaces for living.
Special areas includes an Orangery, the Beech Terrace, the Urn Terrace, the Rose
Garden, the Fountain Terrace (with annuals), the Arbor Terrace, the Lovers Lane
Pool, Melisande's Allée (spring bulbs), the English-style Herbaceous Border, the
Prunus Walk (cherry trees), Cherry Hill, Forsythia Hill, the Ellipse (hornbeams
and a fountain), the Pebble Garden,
: 1400 Quincy Street NE, Washington
, DC 20017
- The lovely grounds at the Monastery feature shrines and grottos
set among floral displays including rose parterres, beds of annuals, and a
variety of flowering trees and shrubs. Future plans of the newly founded Garden
Guild call for an Herb Garden, new rose arbors, and increased plantings to
promote bird and wildlife habitat.
Estate, Museum and Gardens
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington
, DC 20008 (202)686-8500.
- This estate
museum, specializing in Russian and European fine and decorative arts and housed
in a Georgian mansion, encompasses 25 acres of grounds with pleasure gardens and
azalea and orchid collections. Gardens include the French Parterre Garden (a
walled garden with water features), the Rose Garden, the Lunar Lawn (a crescent
shaped lawn with spring-flowering trees and bulbs and views of the Washington
Monument), the Japanese Style Garden, the Cutting Garden, the Friendship Walk,
and the Greenhouses (with a collection of 2000 orchids).
: Anacostia Park, Anacostia Avenue and Douglas Street NE,
, DC 20020 (202)426-6905.
- This 14 acre island on the Anacostia River
features a variety of native and exotic waterlilies, lotuses, and flora both
hardy and tropical.
: 900 Jefferson Drive, SW, Room 2282, Washington
- Gardens includes the 4.2 acre Enid A. Haupt Garden
(with the Fountain Garden (a Moorish influence with water features), the
Parterre (elaborate ornamental beds with annuals), and the Island Garden
(Oriental influence with 4 bridges suspended over a pool)), the Mary Livingston
Ripley Garden (a fragrant garden with 200 varieties of labeled plants), and the
Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden (with 4 habitats (wetland, meadow, wood's
edge, and urban) and 200 woody shrubs and trees and 2500 herbaceous plants).
: 1644 31st Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20007 (202)965-0400.
United States Botanic Garden
- The home of George Washington's
granddaughter, now a National Historic Landmark, showcases 5 1/2 acres of formal
parterres, sweeping lawns, and graceful trees and shrubs. Special areas include
the south lawn (specimen trees and spring-flowering bulbs), the formal north
garden (old-fashioned perennials and roses with boxwood hedges, and a
green-and-white garden with a lily pond.
: 245 First Street SW (between Maryland Avenue and C Street),
DC 20024 (202)225-8333.
- Conservatory, Bartholdi Park, and, in the future, the
National Garden. The Conservatory (closed for renovations) displays exotic
plants from tropical, subtropical, and desert regions and holds 4 annual flower
shows. Bartholdi Park showcases demonstration gardens for urban or suburban
homes. The 3 acre National Garden, in the process of construction, will feature
the Environmental Learning Center, the Rose Garden, the Water Garden, and the
Showcase Garden (plants native to the mid-Atlantic region).
United States National
: 3501 New York Avenue, NE, Washington
, DC 20002- 1958
Washington National Cathedral
- This 446 acre arboretum contains display gardens, collections,
and historical monuments set among native stands of eastern deciduous trees.
Special areas include the Administration Building (with aquatic plants), the
Asian Collections (Japanese Woodland, Asian Valley, China Valley, and Korean
Hillside), the Azalea Collections (Glenn Dale Azalea Hillside, Morrison Garden,
and Lee Garden), the Capitol Columns (freestanding columns with a reflecting
pool), the Conifer Collections (Gotelli Collection of Dwarf and Slow-Growing
Conifers, the Watnong Collection of Dwarf Pines, plus Spruces, Firs, and
Japanese Maples), the Dogwood Collection, the Friendship Garden (perennials),
the Holly and Magnolia Collections, the newly renovated National Herb Garden
(Historic Roses, Knot Garden, Specialty Gardens), the National Bonsai and
Penjing Museum (Japanese, Chinese, American and International Pavilions), the
National Boxwood Collection (100 species, varieties and cultivars), the National
Grove of State Trees, the Native Plant Collections (Fern Valley Woodland,
Prairie, and Southeastern Coastal Plain), the Perennial Collections (Peonies,
Irises, Daylilies), and the Washington Youth Garden. Tram tours are available.
Wisconsin & Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington
, DC 20016-5098 (202)537-6282.
- The 59 acre grounds of this impressive cathedral showcase lovely gardens,
including the Bishop's Garden, modelled after a medieval walled garden. The
Cathedral's Greenhouse sells plants.
: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington
, DC 20006 (202)456-2200.
Woodrow Wilson House
- These famous grounds include the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden (a sculpture garden),
the South Lawn, a Children's Garden, and, of course, the Rose Garden.
: 2340 S
Street, NW, Washington
, DC 20008 (202)387-4062.
- This 1915 Georgian revival style
townhouse, Woodrow Wilson's retirement home, includes a recently restored