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DC Gardens also promotes gardening with extensive “Local Info” that connects residents to the gardening and greening community.

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Gardens of Washington by Old Town Trolley includes images and local tips about the gardens along the routes of this popular tourbus service. (Also for visitors: DC’s Gardens by Big Bus. For locals, there’s the Gardens of the National Mall via Circulator Bus.)

Garden Events in November – December 2015

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Through Nov 19 Fall Chysanthemum display at Brookside Gardens.


Throughout November – Mums Tour with Head Grower Drew Asbury at Hillwood Gardens.


November 2, 4, 6 and 9 at noon – Lunchtime Tours of the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory.

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November 14 – Horses and Hounds full-day event at Mount Vernon.  Details here.


Through November 15 – Tram Tours of the National Arboretum. Details here.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at noon: Lunchtime Tours of the Botanic Garden’s Conservatory.


Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Tea and Tour the National Cathedral and Grounds

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Nov 19 – Celebrate Veterans through Service at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. 9 – 1. More info.

November 20 – Fall Harvest Scavenger Hunt at Brookside Gardens. Details here.

Throughout December – Wreath-Making at Tudor Place.  Details here.


November 27 – Mount Vernon by Candlelight.  Details here.

November 27 to January 1 – Christmas at Mount Vernon. Details here.


November 26 to January 3 – Holidays at the U.S. Botanic Garden. Free. Trains, poinsettias, DC landmarks made from plant parts, and oversized bee and butterfly sculptures at the Pollination Station.


December 5 to January 3 – Winter Display and Garden Railway at Brookside Gardens. Free. Details here.


December 6 – Gardeners Holiday Open House at Green Spring Gardens. Details here.

December 6 – Puppet Show at Green Spring Gardens. Register here.


DC-Area Gardens in November

See our November page for photos of seven DC-area gardens in November.

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