Tudor Place Garden Party Moves to September

March 3, 2021

Normally held in May, the Georgetown historic site’s gala has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 22, in accordance with health guidelines.

Tennis, Anyone? Soon at Montrose Park

September 10, 2020

The hope is to have the two brand-new, green-surfaced courts open to the public by the end of September, depending on the weather.  

2020 Garden Tour Is Shelved

April 22, 2020

They are gorgeous. Intimate. Grand. Colorful. Hidden. And they will remain so until next May. They are the gardens of the Georgetown Garden Tour, an annual springtime event that lets […]

Gardening: Green Balm for Code-Red Times

April 8, 2020

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” So sayeth Thomas Jefferson. And though just a […]

Montrose Park’s Memorial Sphere Vandalized

August 12, 2019

The sphere was installed in 1956 by the Georgetown Garden Club as a memorial to Sarah Louisa Rittenhouse, who lobbied Congress from 1904 to 1911 to buy the Montrose estate for a public park.

Lush Garden Rooms Beguile on Garden Tour

May 13, 2019

Those on the May 11 tour, organized by the Georgetown Garden Club, took in not only trees, plantings and flowers but pools, fountains, statuary and garden furniture.

The Georgetown Garden Tour at 91: Wiser and Spicier

May 9, 2019

This year’s seven gardens, ranging from the majestic to smaller, cleverly designed spaces, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, rain or shine.

Tudor Place Lawn Torn Up for Cistern Project

March 18, 2019

The new south lawn at the historic Georgetown estate should be in place by the 27th annual Spring Garden Party on May 22.

Plastic Straws Could Be Out the Door

July 2, 2018

A 2017 documentary titled “Straws” is drawing as much attention to plastic straws as Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” did to climate change. However, no group of skeptics about the dangers of plastic straws has appeared (as yet).