Category Archives: Regional Gardens

REGIONAL GARDENS: The United States Botanic Garden Celebrates 200 Years

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) in Washington, DC marked its 200th anniversary in 2020. Then, in February of this year, the USBG opened a two-part major exhibition, “Deeply Rooted, Branching Outward,” giving visitors an opportunity to examine historic images of the garden and learn about plant exploration through the years, as well as to discover how the garden works today. Unfortunately, celebratory events planned for the anniversary have been cancelled because of the pandemic restrictions. Learn more about the garden through this informative article. Continue reading

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REGIONAL GARDENS: Green Spring Gardens

This October marks the 50th anniversary of Green Spring Gardens, a public park in nearby Fairfax County, Virginia, whose landscaping and educational programs focus on practical horticultural techniques appropriate for home gardeners in the Washington, DC area. The Gardens had originally scheduled a large celebration to mark the milestone but the in-person event has been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, learn all about this local treasure in this informative article by Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills. Continue reading

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REGIONAL GARDENS: Winter Garden Light Shows

Holiday lights make winter gardens glow – learn about four regional gardens with holiday light shows. Continue reading

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REGIONAL GARDENS: Four Southeastern Gardens (Part 2)

Here’s part 2 of Elaine Mills’ journey to southern gardens, in both Georgia and North Carolina. Enjoy some of the unusual natives she discovered on her trip there. Continue reading

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