When Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss bought this 53-acre property in 1920, it was described as “an old-fashioned house standing in rather neglected grounds” at the highest point of Georgetown. Landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand was hired to design the gardens and she worked with Mildred Bliss, planning every garden detail, each terrace, bench, urn, and border. Presenter James Carder is archivist and house collection manager at Dumbarton Oaks.
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Earlier Event: October 10Architecture on the Nation’s Front Lawn Morning Tour
Later Event: October 13Introduction to Sculpture