Annual Rites of Spring Right Around the Corner

While the temperature is still dipping below freezing here and there, the warm sun makes it pretty easy to believe spring is right around the corner. 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 25th. 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 year the Garden Tour will occur on May 9th (just like it did the day GM got married!).

Tudor Place

Tudor Place holds several great events during the spring. For instance, this year they are holding thirteenth annual Eggstravaganza on April 4th through the 11th. Check out their calender for other great events.

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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