Tomorrow is the annual Georgetown Garden Tour. Tour nine beautiful backyards starting from 10 AM to 5 PM. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, it’ll cost you $35 and you’ll need to stop by Christ Church to buy them.
The Garden Tour is sponsored by the Georgetown Garden Club to benefit local organizations, with emphasis on the preservation of gardens, parks and green spaces. Past beneficiaries have included the Georgetown Public Library, Book Hill, Georgetown Waterfront Park, and the Student Conservation Association at Dumbarton Oaks Park, Trees for Georgetown, Tudor Place, Montrose Park, Rose Park and the Volta Park Habitat Garden.
And don’t forget to stop by the tea back at Keith Hall at Christ Church from 2-4.
Here’s how the organizers are describing the nine gardens:
This fine old house opens out to a brick patio with an aerial hedge, a big sculptural holly, espaliered camellias and roses, hornbeams, pots.
A stepping stone path winds past a multi-trunked crape-myrtle and Roman statuary to a bubbling fountain and on to viburnums, clump bamboo, a kousa dogwood. By Oehme & Van Sweden Associates.
A show stopper. Not to be missed, owner-designed, reflecting the influence of Belgian designer Francois Goffinet, with a British conservatory and a geothermal swimming pool!
The enchanting courtyard entrance– with climbing roses– sets the stage for the treasures within and leads on to the romantic old fashioned and extensive gardens and grounds.
Three levels, each with a distinctive personality of its own. Weather permitting, a banquet table will be set on the middle level. A small jewel box of a garden with charming details throughout: a water feature, large pots dripping with herbs and a most inviting seating area. By Green Gardens
Sheltered from the street is a completely private space on two levels: a boxwood circle with a fountain, rustic steps lead up to a pool with stylish plantings. By Gregor Gardens
This inviting garden is recently redone and full of unusual plants which surround a pool, the attractive three level house used to be a carriage house. By Rogers & Co.