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Anyone who visits Arlington National Cemetery (more than 4 million people do so every year) knows that America’s most hallowed ground, the final resting place of more than 400,000 service members, veterans and their spouses on 624 acres, is also a sanctuary for lovers of flowers and trees. Continue reading
Regional Gardens: Chanticleer Garden
Chanticleer Garden, located in Wayne, Pennsylvania, about a three-hour drive from northern Virginia, is a wonderful destination for gardeners and non-gardeners alike. With its stately buildings, broad lawns, and wide vistas, Chanticleer Garden (Chanticleer) retains the feel of the private estate it once was, while serving as a demonstration garden with more than 5,000 plants.
December is an ideal time to visit Longwood Gardens, the expansive botanical gardens located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, about 120 miles from Arlington. Continue reading
By Elaine Mills, Certified Master Gardener Photos by Elaine Mills, Bob Kline & Jennifer Kline Summer is the perfect time to visit Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, the only national park dedicated especially to aquatic plants. The site, located in … Continue reading
by Elaine Mills, Certified Master Gardener A number of Master Gardeners recently had the opportunity to tour the gardens at River Farm, the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society. The 25-acre estate, located along the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia,was … Continue reading
Text by Elaine Mills, Certified Master Gardener Photos by Elaine Mills & Bob Kline The United States National Arboretum, established in 1927 by an Act of Congress, defines its function as “a living museum where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants … Continue reading