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Georgetown Gardens: Dumbarton Oaks

Georgetown gardens are numerous, but there is a century-old specimen that outshines all of its competitors. Dumbarton Oaks is a country estate built in a city. Located on R Street NW in Washington, DC, it nestles between Rock Creek…

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Peak Azalea Season: National Arboretum

Revel in the peak azalea season in April at the 446-acre U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Nature paints its woodland canvas with bright and bold swipes of red, orange, purple, pink, and speckled white blooms.  I always catch…

Rooftop Garden to visit at Smithsonian
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Pink Blooming Saucer Magnolia Trees in DC

Each spring before the cherry blossoms peak, Washingtonians race to see the giant cup-shaped pink blooming saucer magnolia trees at the Smithsonian. There are two rows of pink blooming saucer magnolia trees (also known as tulip magnolia trees) that…