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At Dumbarton Oaks there is always a special place to sit…

At Dumbarton Oaks there is always a special place to sit…

In Washington, D.C. there is a magnificent 10-acre garden tucked away in Georgetown which is loaded with special places to just sit and take in the view.  Granted,...

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Part VII:The Italian and Kitchen Gardens at Dumbarton Oaks

Part VII:The Italian and Kitchen Gardens at Dumbarton Oaks

Coming from the Rose Garden © Britt Conley If I could go back in time and make a film of all the moments I’ve overheard people ooohhh and aaahhh when they...

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Part VI: The Ellipse at Dumbarton Oaks

Part VI: The Ellipse at Dumbarton Oaks

The Ellipse at Dumbarton Oaks © Britt Conley On first glance one might think they’ve seen it all.  The first time I walked slowly around this carefully planned...

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Part V: Walkways Abound at Dumbarton Oaks

Part V: Walkways Abound at Dumbarton Oaks

The R street path © Britt Conley The walkways and paths here at Dumbarton Oaks are a wanderer’s treat.  From the time you enter the gate the decisions begin:...

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Part IV : The Herbaceous Garden of Dumbarton Oaks

Part IV : The Herbaceous Garden of Dumbarton Oaks

The Spring Herbaceous Border © Britt Conley If you’re a fellow flower shutterbug as I am, you will LOVE the Herbaceous Garden here at Dumbarton Oaks.  The...

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Part III: The Stone Garden at Dumbarton Oaks

Part III: The Stone Garden at Dumbarton Oaks

The Fall Stone Garden © Britt Conley I love the aesthetics of this space.  Looking out over this perfectly designed area, it becomes even more amazing knowing...

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Part II: The Dumbarton Oaks’ Rose Garden

Part II: The Dumbarton Oaks’ Rose Garden

The Stairwell to the Rose Garden © Britt Conley I like to imagine Mildred Bliss, who guided the creation of these gardens with famous landscape designer Beatrix...

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Part I : Dumbarton Oaks. This romantic garden isn’t just flowers; it’s a writer’s, reader’s and photographer’s dream.

Part I : Dumbarton Oaks. This romantic garden isn’t just flowers; it’s a writer’s, reader’s and photographer’s dream.

Dumbarton Walkway © Britt Conley Robert and Mildres Bliss’ Dumbarton Oaks is the most intimate and passionately romantic garden in the Washington Area. One...

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