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.