Washington DC Show Houses
Listings of showhouses and showhouse garden locations In Washington DC
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
Taylor Wells Design
The Designer Advisors provide professional advice to the Executive Committee
Barry Dixon, Inc., Frank Babb Randolph,
Frank Babb Randolph Interior Design, Michael Roberson,
Michael Roberson Interior Design Michael Roberson,
Frank Babb Randolph,
Marlene Weiss Alexander,
E Wayne Breeden,
Petro Design Build,
C™tˇ Jardin, Susan Thompson,
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
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.
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.
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
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
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).
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
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