Have I mentioned that I’m completely in love with spring in DC? Probably a few times. Even though most of our time last weekend was spent cruising along the Tidal Basin and taking photos of the monuments surrounded by cherry blossoms, thanks to Jodi’s research before leaving Boston, we also decided to check out Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown. Now, I had never even heard of this place before which is probably somewhat pathetic, but I was pleasantly surprised and thought that it was completely worth the visit. Many of the flowers were in bloom, including the brightly colored Magnolia trees, and they even had a section of the garden called “Cherry Blossom Hill”. We sprawled out under a canopy of trees and petals rained down on us the entire time. What a magical experience!
For those of you who don’t know, Dumbarton Oaks is a historic estate located on 32nd Street in Georgetown. It was the residence of Robert Woods Bliss and his wife Mildred Barnes Bliss, and they had quite the collection of artwork and books. And of course, the garden is spectacular.