On Friday, I visited Tudor Place, a 200-year-old estate in Georgetown built by Martha Custis Peter, the granddaughter of Martha Washington, and her husband.
I took many photos (I take full advantage of my memory card), and I want to write a post about the whole garden, but today, I thought I would start with some pictures of the property’s remarkable tulip poplar tree.
Located on the south-side lawn, the tree was possibly there when the Peters arrived. It is now 20′ in circumference and over 100′ tall. In 2002, it was designated the “Millenium Landmark Tree” for the District of Columbia by the America the Beautiful Fund.
Here are also some photos of a small “grove” of very large, very old boxwoods, also on the south lawn, which I thought were almost other-world-like from the inside.
4 thoughts on “Tudor Place, part one”
Centuries old gardens are testament to what survives, TREES.
Love this old soul, your pics are sensuous.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
It is magnificent. The boxwoods there are wonderful too — 200 years old and wounded from the 2010 snows, but so compelling because of it. I’ll post more in a day or two.
Wish I had known, I have two friends who work at TP.
(and i get the hoops at thrift shops, they always have them!)
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