Washington, DC is a hub for garden enthusiasts, and there are plenty of beautiful gardens for Master Gardeners to Discover. Here are the top 10:
1. United States Botanic Garden – This famous garden dates back to 1820 and has a vast collection of plants including rare species.
2. Dumbarton Oaks – A historical estate garden in Georgetown, the gardens are known for their traditional style and unique design elements.
3. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens – The gardens here are a mix of traditional and contemporary design with a collection of unique collections of flowers.
4. Tudor Place – This Federal-style mansion sits on five acres of land and has a garden with more than 200 species of plants.
5. National Arboretum – The Arboretum has a vast collection of plants, including the famous National Bonsai and Penjing Museum.
6. Smithsonian Gardens – A collection of 13 public gardens located throughout the National Mall, each garden has its own unique style.
7. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens – This garden is home to a variety of aquatic plants and includes a stunning display of lotus flowers in the summer.
8. Brookside Gardens – Spread over 50 acres of land, this garden has formal and informal gardens, butterfly garden, and a woodland walk.
9. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens – This 95-acre garden features a Korean Bell Garden, four-season garden, and a wetlands area.
10. Franciscan Monastery Garden – Nestled in the heart of DC, these gardens have beautiful roses and meditative spots that offer some peace and serenity in the heart of the city.
Washington, DC is a must-visit destination for Master Gardeners, with plenty of gardens to explore. Whether you’re interested in traditional gardens or contemporary designs, there is something for everyone. Remember to pack a camera and your favorite gardening hat, and take lots of notes on your favorite plants and design elements to incorporate into your own garden back home.