The Georgetown Garden Club of Washington, DC, was founded in 1924 and is a member of the Garden Club of America.  

You may contact us at georgetowngardentour@gmail.com

92nd ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020

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Please join us on the tour from

10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Boutique open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Refreshments served from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Christ Church, 31st and O Streets

Tour Details
Rain or Shine
Self-guided tour
Gardens may be visited in any order
Tickets are non-refundable
Children under 12 free
No strollers or pets allowed in gardens
Wear comfortable shoes

Gardens on the tour

The gardens on this year’s Georgetown Garden Tour embody the truth of Leonardo da Vinci’s remark that “details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.”

 

Here’s a look ahead:

 

Perched above a leafy street, an elegant garden steeped in the legacy of the inventor and prior owner, Alexander Graham Bell.

 

An expansive, storied garden wrapping a magnificent Italianate Victorian grande dame, here since Wisconsin Avenue was but a cow path through fields to Mount St. Alban.

 

A garden with a parade of wisteria-covered arches, playful fountains (including one where the water tumbles from the mouths of stone dogs,) containers of colorful annuals, and a seating area framed by New Dawn roses and a Japanese maple tree.

 

A newly renovated garden with swimming pool and towering 85 year old southern magnolia enhances a gracious Georgian mansion, with a sub-basement that once held an atom bomb shelter.

 

A large, formal garden with lap pool, espaliered apple trees, and an allée of hornbeams, hidden behind a stately brick colonial home that once belonged to the first commissioner of the local Girl Scouts.

 

A modern garden perfect for parties, with swimming pool and a tent.

 

A lush, established garden with distinct rooms once owned by Captain George F. de la Roche, architect of Oak Hill Cemetery. 

 

Big and small, some never before seen, the Georgetown Garden Tour hosts its 92nd look at the elegant, the secret, the intimate, and the surprisingly spacious gardens of Washington’s oldest neighborhood.