Georgetown is known for its unknown gardens, the newest of which is behind a shop called Liberty. This garden is garlanded with plants - which are for sale - and set with chairs and umbrellaed tables. A mannequin named Libby swings amid the greenery. It is a pretty place to sit with a glass of iced tea, which the shop sometimes provides. The rest of the shop is pretty, too, filled with wicker rockers and lovely things to buy. Mostly those things are clothes, romantic clothes, nearly all of them handmade. They are made of batiks and handpainted prints, or fragile white cotton trimmed with lace. Some are from New York, others made just for the shop, and prices range from $30 for cotton dresses to $90 for long silk dresses, blouses $15 to $40, batik tee-shirts $11. But that's not all. Liberty sells pottery and paper dolls, quilts and straw hats, the most intriquing of which is a packable hat with the crown of colorful crochet, the brim of straw. The shop has art exhibits and classical music playing. A nice place to visit.
Liberty, 1513 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 337-5742.