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Best Flower Gardens in Washington DC

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

The Hillwood Gardens are spread over 13 acres of outdoor land. The garden has been designed to bloom both in spring and in fall, but today it has something beautiful throughout the year. Set on twenty-five acres adjacent to Rock Creek Park, Hillwood gardens feature a diverse and fascinating array of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. The water lilies bloom in the Japanese-style garden. There will be rich red colors of Coleus ‘Redhead’ and Verbena ‘Endurascape Red’ in the Putting Green Patio. Zinnias, Amarantha, Marigolds and much more in the Cutting Garden. The Greenhouse includes beautiful small Mexican orchids, purple flowers – the Tibouchina grandifolia, the orange medinilla, etc.

Location: 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806

Contact: +1 202-686-5807

 

Dumbarton Oaks

Dumbarton Oaks is a historic estate in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was the residence and garden of Robert Woods Bliss and his wife Mildred Barnes Bliss who gave the property to Harvard University in 1940 for advanced study and research. They transformed the existing farmlands surrounding the house into terraced garden rooms and vistas, creating a garden landscape that progressed from formal and elegant stepped terraces, in the near vicinity of the house, to a more recreational and practical middle zone of pools, tennis court, orchards, vegetable beds, and cutting gardens, and concluding at the far reaches of the property with a rustic wilderness of meadows and stream. The garden blooms throughout the year with a huge list of flowering plants.

Location: 1703 32nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

Contact: (202) 339-6400

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