Washington DC Show Houses

Listings of showhouses and showhouse garden locations In Washington DC

Historical Information:
2009-2010 SCHEDULE

White House Tours
Public tours of the White House are available for groups of 10 or more people. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance. These self-guided tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday (excluding federal holidays). Tour hours will be extended when possible based on the official White House schedule. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage you to submit your request as close to six months in advance as possible since a limited number of tours are available. All White House tours are free of charge. For the most current tour information, please call the 24-hour line at 202-456-7041. Please note that White House tours may be subject to last minute cancellation.

Washington DC Showhouses and Garden events

Washinton DC Showhouse Early Show video Maryland Mansion NSO http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=2070172n April 18 - May 10, 2009 TUES - Fri 10am to 3pm SAT - 11am to 5pm SUN - 1pm to 5pm 3238 O Street NW Washington, DC 20007

The Washinton DC Design House

Benefiting Children's National Medical Center
The Designer Liaison manages the Designers in coordination with the Executive Committee.
Taylor Wells Taylor Wells Design DESIGNER ADVISORS
The Designer Advisors provide professional advice to the Executive Committee and Designers. Barry Dixon, Barry Dixon, Inc., Frank Babb Randolph, Frank Babb Randolph Interior Design, Michael Roberson, Michael Roberson Interior Design Michael Roberson, Barry Dixon, Frank Babb Randolph, Taylor Wells, Marlene Weiss Alexander, E Wayne Breeden, Samantha Friedman, Iantha Carley, JD Ireland, David Mitchell, Petro Design Build, Michael Roberson, Marjory Segal, Camille Saum, Draza Stamenich, Sally Steponkus, C™tˇ Jardin, Susan Thompson, Sarah Wessel,
The Georgetown House Tour
This year's tour will take place on April 25th, 2009 and will feature twelve of Georgetown's most beautiful homes and their impressive gardens. Every home on the Tour will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Houses are arranged for easy walking at your own pace taken in the order you prefer. Your ticket price includes a tour booklet full of useful information including a map of the houses which will make it possible to set your own route. The eleventh house on the Tour is the 2009 DC Design House -- The Rectory of St. JohnÕs Church, a fine example of period architecture built in 1874-1875. The Rectory will be open on Tour Day, April 25th [as part of the ticket price] and also from Saturday, April 18, 2009 through Sunday, May 10, 2009 except holidays [tickets purchased separately].

Gardens in the Washington, DC Capital Region

U. S. Botanic Gardens
On the National Mall, next to the Capitol Building, 245 First St., SW Washington, DC 20024 (202) 225-8333. See plants from all around the world. A large part of these gardens are located indoors in the newly renovated Conservatory, providing a great activity for hot or rainy weather. The gardens include azaleas, lilies, orchids, an exotic jungle and a tropical rain forest, and more.

National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC. 20002 (202) 245-2726. Explore 446 acres of trees, shrubs, and plants that are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes. The Arboretum includes several major plant collections, including azaleas, cherries, hollies, rhododendrons, ferns and wildflowers.

Constitution Garden
900 Ohio Drive, S.W., Washington, DC 20024 (202) 426-6841. Right along Constitution Avenue, a 50 acre garden includes landscaped grounds, an island and a lake. The gardens border the Reflecting Pool to the north and include the Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial.

Hillwood Museum and Gardens
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008 (202) 686-8500. The gardens of the mansion of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the heir to the Post cereal fortune, contain more than 3,500 varieties of plants and trees. Hillwood features a restored Japanese garden with a waterfall and bridge, a rose garden, and greenhouses containing more than 5,000 orchids.

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
1900 Anacostia Avenue and Douglas Avenue, NE Washington, DC (202) 426-6905. Tucked away in Southeast DC along the east bank of the Anacostia River, the 12-acre garden features exotic waterlilies, native plants and small animals such as frogs, toads, turtles, fish, minnows and sunfish.

Washington National Cathedral Gardens
Wisconsin & Massachusetts Avenues, NW Washington, DC. Located atop the highest point of the city, the grounds of the Cathedral include a variety of gardens. The Cathedral's small herb garden features rosemary, thyme and mint. The Bishop's Garden is a beautiful setting with magnolias, orchids and exquisite flowers. The Little Garden is designed to look like a medieval herb garden surrounded by hedges of old English boxwood.

Dumbarton Oaks and Gardens
R and 31st Sts. NW Washington, DC. Located in residential Georgetown, the 19th century mansion boasts a lovely ten-acre garden with roses, wisteria-covered arbors, cherry trees and magnolias. The estate houses an unusual collection of Byzantine and re-Columbian art and historical artifacts. Garden tours are offered daily at 2:15 p.m. (except Mondays).

Brookside Gardens
Wheaton Regional Park, 1400 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902 301-946-9071. Montgomery County's award-winning 50-acre garden features formal and informal gardens and two indoor conservatories. During the summer, Brookside Gardens houses a spectacular live butterfly show.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA 703-255-3631. The 95-acre gardens features walking trails, lakes, cherry trees, irises, peonies, an extensive shade garden, native wildflowers, gazebos, birds, and butterflies. There's an indoor atrium, picnic areas and educational facilities.

River Farm
7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA (703) 768-5700. This is the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society, a 25 acre garden located between Old Town Alexandria and Mt. Vernon, overlooking the Potomac River. River Farm was one of George Washington's orginal properties.

Green Spring Gardens Park
4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria, VA 703-642-5173. Twenty different themed gardens, a horticulture center and a nature trail that leads through the woods to two ponds.

Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
George Washington Parkway, Mount Vernon, VA George Washington's former home reflects his love of trees with its wooded landscape and beautiful flowers. Many of the trees on view at the estate were planted by Washington himself, including the white ash, American holly, English mulberry, flowering dogwood, hemlock, tulip poplar, and yellow buckeye.

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