Public Gardens Still Open During Coronavirus

This is a listing of DC-area public gardens, whose grounds remain open during the coronavirus period through March 29. Most all have already closed their indoor spaces (or will do so shortly) and canceled their programming and events. Stay tuned for updates.

AHS River Farm – Open as usual.
Bishop’s Close at the National Cathedral – All Cathedral tours, programs and concerts will be suspended. The buildings will be closed. No response to inquiries about the Bishop’s Close garden gates being open.
Brookside Gardens – Closing the buildings and canceled events, but the gardens remain open during daylight hours.

Dumbarton Oaks The museum and garden are all closed. Public events are canceled through the end of May. The adjacent Dumbarton Oaks Park is open.

Franciscan Monastery – Buildings are closed and most tours/events are canceled. The grounds and gate are open from 9am to 4:30pm daily.
Glenstone – Closed all galleries and indoor spaces. It will operate as an outdoor-only experience from Thursday through Sunday. Reservations are still required for the free admission.
Green Spring Gardens – Open as usual.
The Hillwood Museum – Closing the house/greenhouse and canceled events, but the gardens will remain open during regular hours — Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens – Open as usual — 8 am to 4 pm daily.
Ladew Topiary Gardens – Programs canceled. Grounds open for the new season beginning on April 1.
Smithsonian Gardens – The museums and National Zoo are closed. The Enid Haupt Garden has gates and those will be closed. All other outdoor Smithsonian spaces are open.
Tudor Place – Open, but some events have been canceled. Admission to the gardens is free.
US Botanic Garden – The conservatory is closed and canceled events, but grounds and Bartholdi Park are open.
This listing is current as of 5pm Friday 3/13/20. Please let us know if you have any further updates.