Deciphering DC: Tudor Place Garden

Dog Statue
Dog sculpture (Tudor Place)

Now that Spring has finally arrived (maybe), and the weather is beautiful, it’s time to get outside and explore DC.

The Garden Tour at Tudor Place is one such outdoor experience in the Northwest quadrant you need to try.

For example, if you’re exploring or finishing brunch in Georgetown, just wander a few blocks north and enter the Tudor Place estate, walk into the visitor center and give them $3 for a map and the chance to stroll through the gardens.

You can also spend $10 for a tour of the house and museum, but the theme here is being outside.

Tudor Place was built in 1816 and is surrounded by 5-1/2 acres of gardens, paths and lawns. It’s a very fetching place for a stroll, as you can see by the photos below. You can read more about the history of the garden here.

The highlights of the garden are the over 200-year-old Tulip Poplar (so ridiculously big, it needs blocks to hold up some of the branches) designated as DC’s ‘Millennium Landmark Tree’, the whippet sculptures, the trails (especially rich with leaves during the Fall), and the Round Garden.

Grab some friends and head over.

And/or try this other NW garden hike.

Garden Tour costs $3 (self-guided). Hours 10am-4pm Mon-Sat and 12-4pm Sun.

Tudor Place (1644 31st Street NW, Washington, DC 20007)

200-year-old Poplar Tree
200-year-old Poplar Tree
200-year-old Poplar Tree
A block holding up the 200-year-old Poplar Tree
Round Garden
Round Garden
Path in the Tudor Place Gardens (Fall 2017)
Another tree
Tudor Place House
Tudor House

Until next time.

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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