When in town visiting older relatives we made a visit to these beautiful gardens. Even though we took the “safer” route by visiting a seemingly simple garden, everyone in our party (including young people) really enjoyed themselves. George Washington inherited this property in the 1700s and since then the American Horticultural Society has taken it property. I’d recommend coming here in the spring for optimal blooming! Plus the breeze off the nearby Potomac is especially nice at this time.