Dumbarton Oaks Park Tour and Happy Hour

Dumbarton Oaks Park Tour and Happy Hour

June 21, 4:00-5:45pm and 6-8pm

Washington, DC

Tour the landscape in Dumbarton Oaks Park, rain or shine, from 4:00-5:45pm!  Because of limited space, this event is only open to current Potomac Chapter ASLA members, sponsors, and landscape architecture students.  Network with colleagues at the Happy Hour after the tour, from 6-8pm, at Janus et Cie, 3304 M St., NW, Washington.

The Dumbarton Oaks Park is a public park, located in the 3100 block of R Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Georgetown neighborhood. Access is via Lovers’ Lane from R Street, east of 32nd Street. It is located near Dumbarton Oaks, Montrose Park, and Oak Hill Cemetery.

Meet the tour at 4:00pm at the top of Lovers’ Lane, which is approximately 3060 R St NW and is just east of the end of the Dumbarton Oaks high brick wall and before Montrose Park.    Street parking can be found in the neighborhood.

Dumbarton Oaks Park is an exceptionally significant historic landscape, where the naturalistic gardens and built features offer a very special experience to those who visit. The park is a striking example of one of the most important designs by landscape architect Beatrix Farrand. Mrs. Farrand is considered the “finest woman landscape architect of her generation.” The owners of the Dumbarton Oaks estate, Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss, wanted Mrs. Farrand to create for them an illusion of country life within the city. And, working closely with Mildred Bliss, Mrs. Farrand made the vision a reality.

Wear comfortable shoes for walking and for going up and down hills.

1.5 LA CES pending.

In case of severe weather, the tour will be cancelled.  However, the Happy Hour scheduled to follow the tour will be held, rain or shine!

Thanks to JANUS et Cie for sponsoring the Happy Hour.

Click here to register.  You may register for both the tour and Happy Hour or just one or the other.  Space is limited, so be sure to register early!