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Dumbarton Oaks in April

Dumbarton Oaks in April
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Yesterday was the perfect day to visit Dumbarton Oaks, the Beatrix Farrand-designed garden and research facility in DC’s Georgetown neighborhood. Cherry trees and magnolias were still blooming, under blue skies.  I was reminded why the National Geographic named it the 6th best garden in the world.

Above, the garden’s most iconic feature.

The Pebble Garden is also justly famous.

The same swirls are repeated in other parts of the garden.


Kitchen Garden.

The Forsythia Dell leads to the Dumbarton Oaks Park below.

The North Lawn features a series of ha-ha’s.


The pool looks tempting even on a spring day. I wonder if I’ll be able to resist jumping in when I come back in July.

More photos here on Flickr.

Posted by

Susan Harris
on April 17, 2015 at 7:19 am, in the category Public Gardens.

3 Comments

    • Mary McAllister
    • 3rd November 2016

    I saw the garden in October a few years ago. It was a great pleasure. Some day I hope to see it in the spring. The museum is also a treasure. Folks in DC are so lucky to live in such a beautiful city.

    • DC Tropics
    • 19th November 2016

    Thanks for the photos, I haven’t been to the wonderful gardens of Dumbarton Oaks in nearly 20 years. I’m long overdue for a visit!

    • tara dillard
    • 5th December 2016

    Another famous garden I was nearby, but did not see.

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