Area Gardens Open Saturday
One of the nice things about being an architect is that the world is your ongoing precedent research. ¬†Tell people — including security guards — that you’re an architect, and you may be granted special access to spaces not regularly opened to the average citizen (or perhaps even forgiven a slight trespass?).
Although the forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms, architects, landscape architects, and our fellow citizens at large are all invited into the backyards of a selection of (usually fairly upmarket) private residences in the DC area this Saturday as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Garden Open Day program.
There is a modest entry fee for each garden. ¬†We’ve gone several times over the last five years or so (there were a couple of years where there were no DC dates), and the variety of neighborhood, house type, site, design, and foliage is great. ¬†I love checking out what people do with their houses and gardens, and you get everything from townhouses to estates typically represented. ¬†Check out the link above for more information. ¬†Now if only I could get into the houses…