Tudor Place Garden Party Moves to September

Tudor Place’s annual Garden Party is swapping out tulips for marigolds this year. Normally held in May, the gala has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 22, in accordance with health guidelines. This year’s event is the 29th.

“In this unusual moment, we have become an essential agent of relief and comfort. The preservation and protection of this National Historic Landmark is now, more than ever, vital to this community,” said Mark Hudson, the Georgetown historic site’s executive director.

Chaired by Cheryl Lynn Boland of Doyle Interiors, the 2021 Garden Party will honor the Georgetown Garden Club, a long-term partner. Among the initiatives the club has supported at Tudor Place are tree care, perimeter restoration, replanting of the box knot garden, a boxwood blight recovery plan and a botanical garden collections management system.

Martha Parke Custis Peter, granddaughter of Martha Washington, and Thomas Peter, son of Georgetown’s first mayor, completed the Palladian-style Tudor Place house in 1816 to a design by William Thornton, first architect of the Capitol. The property remained in the Peter family until 1983, opening as a historic house museum and garden on five and a half acres in 1988. The site is currently closed to the public, while offering virtual events.

More information about the 2021 Garden Party is available HERE.


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