Gardeners Julia Ames and Linda Ruglys pull weeds prior to planting in the garden at the British ambassador's residence in Washington. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

In 2013, the British ambassador’s residence on Massachusetts Avenue played host to some 10,000 visitors at a total of 394 official events, including:

123 breakfasts

72 lunches

100 teas/coffees

36 receptions

63 dinners

Another 10,000 people may visit the residence for the annual European Union open house on May 10.