Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens located in Northwest DC is an exciting place to roam & explore. Whether you’re a fan of history or a photographer just about anyone can enjoy walking around the grounds of Hillwood Gardens.
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You can visit Hillwood and get tickets when you get there but I recommend booking a ticket on their website.
The centerpiece of Hillwood is the museum. Inside contains almost 20,000 objects including art from the Russian imperial era. You can explore the museum at your own pace or do an audio tour.
History buffs could easily spend an hour in the house learning the history of Marjorie Merriweather Post.
Hillwood Gardens is beautiful with 13 acres of formal gardens including a greenhouse, French parterre, Japanese-style garden, and even a putting green.
The greenhouse at Hillwood has to be one of my favorite places on the grounds. Light is defused through the greenhouse windows making all of the colorful plants catch my eye.
Outside of the museum/mansion is the French parterre garden. The centerpiece of the garden is a unique water feature that has water leading to it from both ends of the garden.
On the side of a hill at Hillwood you’ll find the Japanese style garden. All over the garden you’ll see pagodas, bridges over koi ponds, and a waterfall leading down the hillside.
You can find Hillwood Gardens at: 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008.Hillwood on Google Maps
Hillwood Museum & Gardens Pictures
Here are more photos from the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. I loved the greenhouse and estate interior.