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. . . Witnessed the Birth of Spring

Sunday, March 16, 2003; Page C02

. . . witnessed the birth of spring. Dumbarton Oaks Garden is legendary for its warm-weather finery, but beauty is never really out of season here. The original plantings were chosen for their looks in winter as well, and already, purple crocuses have joined the delicate white snowdrops. They will be followed by the brilliant tulips and the pastel pinks of Cherry Hill. For an encore, come back for the roses in June or oleanders of August and marvel at the natural transformation.

Early spring crocuses flourish at Dumbarton Oaks Garden in Georgetown. (File Photo/ Tom Allen -- The Washington Post)

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Dumbarton Oaks Garden

The garden, at 31st and R streets NW, is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $3 children and seniors. For more information, go to www.doaks.org or call 202-339-6401.

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