DC Gardens is a grassroots, independent media campaign using images of DC-area gardens by month to aid visitors. The photos are free for any purpose, with credit to the garden.

DC Gardens is also a hub for info that helps locals learn to garden and connect with the gardening and greening community.

DC-Area Destination Gardens in April 

Click for slide shows and videos of the gardens in April. Lots more coming soon.

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Franciscan Monastery, above.


National Arboretum, above.


U.S. Botanic Garden, above.

Tours and Events in April 2015

– March 20 – April 12 Cherry Blossom Festival.

Cherry Blossoms Tours by bus, Segway, foot, boat, bike, and more. Includes photo safaris!

– April 10-11 American Horticultural Society’s Spring Garden Market at River Farm in Alexandria, VA.Click here for details.

– April 18, Photo Safari:  Franciscan Monastery, with  David Luria, via Capital Photography Center

lee3- April 18-19 Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival.


– April 18, Virginia’s Historic Garden Week Tour in Old Town, Alexandria, VA

–  April 19 & 20  Virginia’s Historic Garden Week Tour in Leesburg, VA

– April 21  Virginia’s Historic Garden Week Tour in Fairfax Station, VA


– April 24 Earth Day Open House and Celebration at U.S. Botanic Garden, shown above.


–  April 24-25 Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) Garden Fair and Plant Sale.

– April 25 N. Alexandria Native Plant Sale.


– April 25-26 White House Open Gardens and Grounds. Free. Advance tickets not required. Details in the announcement.

–  April 25 Earth Day Tree Fest at Tudor Place. Click for details.

On-Going in April

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Photo of cherry blossoms at King Memorial by Harvey Leifert.