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. . . Communed With General Washington's Blooms

Sunday, August 10, 2003; Page C02

. . . communed with General Washington's blooms. River Farm is a 25-acre estate south of Alexandria overlooking the Potomac River. It was owned by George Washington and is now the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society. A lesser-known cousin to Mount Vernon, it's just as pretty, with bountiful gardens kept by resident horticulturists.

River Farm's bountiful gardens are carefully tended by resident horticulturists. (File Photo/Barry Stahl/courtesy American Horticultural Society)

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River Farm

7931 East Boulevard Dr., off George Washington Memorial Parkway. Admission is free. Open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Also open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, April through October. For information, call 703-768-5700.

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