Annual Rites of Spring Around the Corner

With the return of genuine warmth this week, we can feel confident that, beyond a few temporary cold fronts, spring is here. And with spring in Georgetown comes a series of annual and beloved events. Here are GM’s favorites:

The Georgetown House Tour

First of the two grand dame tours, the Georgetown house tour will be held this year on April 23rd. It is held every year to benefit St. John’s Episcopal church. As the title states, this tour gives you a chance to walk through 8-10 of Georgetown’s nicest homes. The patrons party is always the place to hobnob with the nobbiest hobs.

The Georgetown Garden Tour

Of the two tours, the Garden Tour is probably GM’s favorite. Like the house tour, you get a chance to look behind the gates of 8 or so homes, but GM just thinks there’s something more interesting about gardens than interiors. This tour will be held on May 7th, and is run by the Georgetown Garden Club. Check out GM’s movie from a few years ago:

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Tudor Place

Tudor Place holds several great events during the spring. For instance, this year they are holding eight annual Eggstravaganza on March 19th and the 25th.  Check out their calender for other great events.


Sadly Evermay is not holding an Easter egg-hunt like they have in the past. It’s too bad, since it was always a great time.

Dumbarton Oaks:

Dumbarton Oaks Gardens are beautiful all year round, but they are particularly beautiful in the spring. And the high point is their collection of cherry trees. They are more impressive than anything you’ll find down by the tidal basin and there is nothing quite like sitting on that hill after the blossom peak and watching the pedals fall like snow.

Feel free to add your own annual rites in the comments…


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