For out-of-town visitors or just for yourself, a fabulous day trip from anywhere in the DC area is River Farm, headquarters of the American Horticultural Society and former home of George Washington himself. He recently added the following shots, proving that the gardens at River Farm are visit-worthy even the first week of March:
Visiting in May, as I did for the photos below, you’ll see visions like this:
Below is their instructive “Green Garage”, which educates visitors about permeable paving and other features of sustainable landscaping.
And below are some photos I snapped in late summer.
Like meadows? You’ll love the famous four-acre meadow at River Farm. Armchair meadow admirers can click here to see it throughout the year and learn all about its plants and the hundreds of species of wildlife it supports. Below is how it looked during my late-summer visit.
Hey Marylanders, if you haven’t visited these gardens yet, they’re definitely worth crossing the Potomac to see!