Celebrate the holiday season at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill. Each year, the Garden hosts a month-long “Season’s Greenings” event featuring a model train and miniatures made of all natural materials. See the White House, U.S. Capitol and major DC monuments made from tree bark and leaves. Or check out the musical performances held throughout December. And it’s all FREE!
Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Looking for holiday family fun in Northern Virginia? Check out the Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Walk through the garden under shimmering colorful lights shaped like flowers and garden animals. Then stop for a sweet treat at the fire pit. What a delight!
The Blue Rooster Versus Congress
On a recent trip to the National Gallery of Art East Building, featuring Modern and Contemporary Art, my son and I got a good laugh at the sculpture we found in sight of Capitol Hill.
Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art
Check out this free summer concert series called “Jazz in the Garden” hosted by the National Gallery of Art on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Discovering the Smithsonian Ripley Garden
On our long walk down the National Mall in Washington, DC, my son and I discovered the delightful Smithsonian Mary Livingston Ripley Garden. What a pleasant surprise! This quiet oasis amidst the bustling city will leave you in awe with its burst of colors and creative displays. Bring your camera to record ideas for your own home garden, or simply take a rest under a shade tree near the decorative fountain.
Discovering the Kitchen Garden at Bartholdi Park
At the home of political gridlock, I found harmony in nature – a kitchen garden on Capitol Hill. Find out where. Get inspired to create your own.