Peeking Into Georgetown gardens


Here's an opportunity to look behind the walls and into the charming gardens of Georgetown. It's the 64th annual Georgetown Garden Tour on Saturday, rain or shine, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring 14 private gardens and Renwick Chapel in historic Oak Hill Cemetery.

Among the properties on tour is the estate of Mrs. W. Averell Harriman, with its towering magnolia trees and beautiful shrubbery; the terraced gardens of "Evermay," owned by the Berlin family for four generations and noted for its rose garden and unusual sculptures and fountains; historic Prospect House and the magnificent grounds of Tudor Place, where tour-goers can buy plants from the estate. Guides will be at each site to answer questions, and a shuttle service will run between tour stops. Refreshments will be served at Keith Hall, 31st and O streets, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at Keith Hall or at any of the gardens on the tour. Proceeds will benefit the Georgetown Children's House, a day-care center for children of low-income parents. Call (202) 338-4674.

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