Hillwood Estate and Japanese Garden


Yesterday, I finally got to visit this Japanese garden I’ve been wishing to see for years! Every time I had tried, over the past few years, I found I was visiting the area on a Monday, when they are closed. This time, though, I made it on a Saturday.

The Japanese garden is part of the Hillwood Estate, which also includes many other gardens, as well as a mansion. A local couple from the Buy Nothing Travelers’ Network kindly toured me around, sharing one of their guest passes from their membership, which saved me the $18 admission fee.

It was a beautiful place. Here are some of my favorite photos from the day.

Then yesterday afternoon and evening, I biked the 35 miles from my friends’ house in NW DC to my other friend’s house in Centreville, Virginia. I’ll plan to do a separate post with those photos.

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