Visiting over-the-top extravagance in Northwest Washington, eclectic topiaries in Maryland horse country and mountain views in Virginia, Weekend spent time in gardens of all shapes and sizes from Annapolis to the Shenandoah Valley to bring you our top picks.
An allee is like a long hallway that connects one landscape to another with trees or tall shrubs as walls. The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s Glen Burnie Gardens is home to three allees: one grand and two pleached. This is an example of a pleached allee, in which branches are woven together to create a tunnel effect. Amy Orndorff/The Washington Post Buy Photo