Tag Archives: Dumbarton Oaks

Winter and Spring Tussle

Yesterday I opened the blinds to a beautiful winter day. After letting myself absorb the clear sky and the brightness of it all, my first thought was Dumbarton Oaks. There is nothing like a trip to the fabled garden to … Continue reading

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A Full Spring Weekend

Last weekend, we finally got some spring weather. I met Sarah, one of the 10th and Barton Plot Against Hunger volunteers in the morning and we cleared out the large garden and prepped it for planting. A fellow gardener from … Continue reading

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Dumbarton Oaks: the View from Winter

What would winter be without a visit to Dumbarton Oaks? As I’ve written before, this is an astonishing place, and when I come in winter, I see the bones of the garden, not its horticultural plenty. The fact that it’s … Continue reading

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Cloud Terrace at Dumbarton Oaks: Wowsers!

Dumbarton Oaks is among my favorite places in Washington, D.C.  While I have always considered it a place of art and beauty, in the past few years the gardens have hosted sculptural installations that provide an element of surprise at … Continue reading

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Dumbarton Oaks: Art and Beauty Around Every Corner

One of my greatest local pleasures is the garden of Dumbarton Oaks on R street in Georgetown. In all four seasons, it is so beautiful that it reminds me of a line in a letter Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote to Margaret … Continue reading

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