Travel Moment: a secret garden in Georgetown

I’ve walked along M Street in Georgetown countless times, most importantly one day way back in the Bicentennial year when dear friend Rosanne and I happened upon the CE and changed history – personal history, at least.

It’s still there!

But somehow I never noticed the little garden gate on M Street between 30th and 31st Streets.  We were walking past during an after-dinner stroll Friday evening and the magical, miniscule garden beckoned us in.

Summer garden on M Street

Turns out that the garden belongs to the adjacent Old Stone House, notable for being the oldest standing building in Washington, D.C.

Since we were there after tour hours (Wednesday-Sunday, 12 noon-5 pm) we didn’t get to go inside, but we were happy to spend a few moments at dusk on a sultry summer evening in such a lovely place.

The CE next to a bed of what I think are Black-Eyed Susans

Not sure what these are – a type of daisy?

exterior detail of the house

Definitely worth a few moments of your time if you’re in the neighborhood.

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”  – Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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2 Responses to Travel Moment: a secret garden in Georgetown

  1. Katherine says:

    Ah, but you did discover the garden years ago – something was discovered, nurtured, cultivated and bloomed. What better than love?

  2. dizzyguy says:

    This is a premier example of a walk down memory lane; and what a sweet walk it has been!

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