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Gardens in Bloom

Summer at Mount Vernon always brings forth the best in our many gardens at the Estate. To learn more about the history and beauty of Mount Vernon’s gardens please check out our selection of videos, photos, and links. And come on out to Mount Vernon to see these magical places with your own eyes.

Visit Mount Vernon's Gardens


Summer at Mount Vernon always brings forth the best in our many gardens at the Estate. To learn more about the history and beauty of Mount Vernon’s gardens please check out our selection of videos. And come on out to Mount Vernon to see these magical places with your own eyes.

Washington's Upper Garden (01:45)

 

The Lower Garden (02:03)
Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture, describes the history and beauty of the Lower Garden at Mount Vernon. Watch the Video

 

The Greenhouse (02:00)
Dean Norton discusses the Greenhouse at Mount Vernon. This interesting structure employed a number of innovations.
Watch the Video

 

Landscape Development (01:49)
Dean Norton discusses landscape development around the Mount Vernon Estate and its gardens. Watch the Video

 

Photo Gallery
Check out a collection of gorgeous images from George Washington's gardens in full bloom. View the gallery

 

From the Shops at Mount Vernon
Heirloom seeds are collected from the gardens and grounds of George Washington's Mount Vernon and cleaned and packaged by hand. Learn more
Garden and Landscape Tours
This 45-minute guided walking tour examines Washington's brilliant design for the grounds around Mount Vernon. Visit the gardens he created, see some of the original trees, and learn how he merged areas for work and leisure to create a master plan for his beloved home. Learn more