Once the residence of philanthropist and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post, the Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens is a renowned estate and museum in Washington D.C. Boasting an unrivaled collection of decorative arts, particularly from the House of Romanov, the estate is also home to pristinely manicured gardens and one of the country’s finest orchid collections.
Designed in 1926 by landscape architect Willard Gebhart, the gardens span 25 acres and incorporate a variety of exquisite garden rooms, each focusing on particular flora types, such as the Lunar Lawn and the Rose Garden. The Japanese Garden is one of the estate’s highlights, featuring stone guard dogs and a tall granite lantern at the entrance, with sculptures and figurines dotted throughout the garden.
Combining native and Japanese plants, a stream cascades along a smooth hillside, flowing into a tranquil pool, with bridges and footpaths to cross. Read more
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