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Re: forsythia/ now Wash DC gardens

All this chat has me remembering our visits to DC ~1979 & 1986, June both
times. We took a daytrip to MT Vernon. I found the reproduction gerdens
there quite neat. I was enchanted with the apple trees espaliered to make 3
foot high fences along the paths.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 12:23 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] forsythia/ now Wash DC gardens

> Mardi, I'll be a little old echo here.  National Arboretum is a good
> bet although August is not prime time, but there's a good bit of
> interest.  There is also an aquatic garden near it that I have never
> been to, but if you're into ponds, that would be a good one.  The new
> Botanical Garden looks very interesting from the outside; just went
> past it the other day on way to and from Arboretum to hear Fred Case
> speak.  Across the street from the bot. garden is another (outdoor)
> garden that I found very interesting several years ago when I went
> through it.  The....think it's Enid Haupt, but may be wrong...gardens
> around the 'castle' on the Mall - the Smithsonian - are also worth a
> look.  I've not been to Hillwood, but it is supposed to be
> interesting; I think you have to make an appointment to get in there,
> or maybe that's to tour the house; not sure.  The Cathedral garden is
> small but quite nice; they also have a greenhouse where they sell
> plants.  Rock Creek Park has no gardens as far as I know; just
> woodland...I'd skip that unless driving through it to get somewhere
> else.  Brookside Gardens is well worth a visit as is Greenspring
> Garden Park in Virginia - Annandale; not far from DC if you have a
> car - it is rather super IMO.
> And, of course, Marge's deer proof garden definitely needs to be on
> your tour:-)  You can some sweat in my garden in August:-)  Be warned
> it is HOT and HUMID in this area in August.  Are you going to have a
> car?  How long are you going to be here?  You need to email me off
> list so we can chat about this trip.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: mlrasmus@rockwellcollins.com
> > Verona, your post reminded me that I wanted to ask this group for
> their
> > opinions.  Beatrix did the landscaping at Dumbarton Oaks (I HAD to
> buy her
> > Plant Book after touring the gardens!)  What other gardens in the
> Wash DC
> > area should I put on my list?  DH has a convention there in August
> (ugh)
> > and I'm using the time for an all gardens all the time tour.
> > Possibilities: US National Arboretum? Rock Creek Park? Newly
> renovated US
> > Botanical Garden?  Hillwood Museum Gardens?  Marge's deer-proof
> garden?
> > Mardi
> >
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