Garden Inspiration

Garden Inspiration

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Explore the social and industrial history of Philadelphia through a walking tour of Philly’s three mile long railway park, Viaductgreene.
We take a look at some of the most imaginative gardening blogs out there on the world wide web, starting with Pruned, a wonderful landscape architecture blog that seems a world away from what we normally think of as the garden. 
Growing your own vegetables in your garden doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice design. Author Niki Jabbour explores how to grow an edible garden without sacrificing garden aesthetics in her new book Groundbreaking Food Gardens.
The Bishop’s Garden and the Franciscan Monastery Gardens are two must-visit locations for garden-loving tourists.
446 acres of themed and wild areas with world-class azalea and Bonsai collections, the United States National Arboretum is one of the best kept secrets in Washington, DC. Learn more about other beautiful features at the arboretum, including a grove of magnolias, and even old Corinthian columns from the Capitol building.
Read about two grand estate gardens worth visiting that are open to the public in Washington, DC: Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens and Dumbarton Oaks.
For three weeks, beginning at the end of March, cherry blossoms grace streets and monuments of Washington, DC, with their ephemeral beauty in what is known as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
When visiting The National Mall, there are several interesting gardens to see that are easy to reach by public transportation: The United States Botanic Garden, the National Museum of the American Indian, and Hirshhorn Museum’s Sculpture Garden.
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Afternoon inspiration: This summer house in Mar Azul, Buenos Aires, Argentina, was built by BAK architects. The house wraps around the trees that grow on the property, integrating nature into a very modern house structure.
A collection of photos from photographer Dona Kopol Bonick’s Napa, California, garden that is inspired by the gardens her husband created at a local winery and the landscapes she’s captured but always wanted to call her own. Read more about their journey to create their own picture-perfect garden here.
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