Dumbarton Oaks garden is one of my favorite places in Washington. To be more accurate, it’s one of my favorite places anywhere. For awhile, when I first moved to DC, I went there every fair-weather Sunday to sit on a bench and read the paper in beautiful surroundings.
I thought I remembered that the garden was off-limits to visitors from November to April. I either misrecalled or the policy has changed. I went waltzing in this afternoon; not only was it open, but nobody was taking admission fees either.
I intend to renew a more intimate acquaintance with this glorious spot.