Annual Rites of Spring Upcoming

It’s been an odd anti-climatic spring so far, with magnolia and cherry blossoms a shadow of their normal fabulous displays. But notwithstanding this stutter start, spring is finally 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 29th. 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 13th, and is run by the Georgetown Garden Club.

Tudor Place

Tudor Place holds several great events during the spring. For instance, this year they are holding tenth annual Eggstravaganza on April 8th and the 15th. (But it appears that most tickets are gone!) 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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