Capitol Hill Garden Club In Washington, D.C., Since 1952
  • May 12, 2015
  • 6:30 PM
  • Meeting Point To Be Announced

Please join us for the annual Garden Walk on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. John Noelle, the arborist for the City of Alexandria, will lead a tree walk of the U.S. Capitol Grounds ending with a stroll through the beautiful Bartholdi Fountain Park. Spring is such a great time to enjoy the beauty and diversity of the many trees that have been planted on the Capitol Grounds since the original design by Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 1800s. Because of the presence of the official 33 state and other native trees sharing space with Asian, European and North African species, some have called this area one of the finest arboretums in the world. John, who has taught classes on urban design and tree maintenance at George Washington University’s Landscape Design Program, Virginia Tech University and the Virginia Cooperative Cooperative Extension, has interesting stories about some of the wonderful historic trees gracing the Capitol Grounds and will point out especially interesting and unique species.


We will meet John at the corner of 2nd and Independence Avenue, SE by the Library of Congress (James Madison Building). He will guide us to our first tree at the Southeast corner of the Capitol and lead us downhill through the Capitol grounds and to the beautiful Bartholdi Fountain Park. No matter how many times you have taken a tour of these public gardens or walked through them on your own, there is always something new to learn and see.


More details on this walk and the meet-up afterwards for refreshments will follow in the May Newsletter.



Photo of Bartholdi Park courtesy of Scott McLeod
 



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