Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

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Beyond the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, few think of Washington, DC, as a place to visit gardens and other outdoor spaces, but in fact, it has those in abundance. DC has a wealth of “secret” public garden spaces, some of which are adjacent to museums and monuments. It also boasts several very fine estate gardens, garden shops, and a very active farm to table restaurant scene. Read about how in a long weekend, with careful planning, DC can be a fantastic destination for anyone interested in garden-related travel.
Three presidents, three trees, three histories: Andew Jackson's southern magnolia, Abraham Lincoln's honey locust, and George Washington's tulip poplar.
After a day of garden tours, take a look at this farm-to-table restaurant, specialized garden shop, and eclectic outdoor market.
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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Photos from this year's National Cherry Blossom Festival, with a bit of history of the festival in D.C., hanami's origins, and a list of 11 cherry blossom festivals around the country. Plus: Photos of other spring blooms in our nation's capital.