After two years of pandemic-driven closures, the spring traditions of Georgetown are returning this year. Check out the details below:
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 year the Garden Tour will occur on May 7th.
Tudor Place holds several great events during the spring. For instance, this year they are holding their annual Eggstravaganza on April 9th through the 16th. Check out their calendar for other great events.
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. (Check out GM’s user’s guide for when to visit).
Feel free to add your own annual traditions in the comments…