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Address: 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308
Phone Number: +1 703-768-5700
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Botanical Garden extension of George Washington's farm

I can't remember the exact date of my visit since I go by there so often. It is right off the G.W Parkway and one has to know where it is. There is a little garden shop which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I can't remember the exact date of my visit since I go by there so often. It is right off the G.W Parkway and one has to know where it is. There is a little garden shop which sells 'seeds/plants' that were planted by G.W Estate and Garden. Very Historic spot which overlooks the Potomac if you go over the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Wow! I lived in Old Town 4 years and never knew about this place. It's the also the American Horticultural Society, so it's especially nice if you love flowers and gardening. I wish I'd had my wedding here instead of in Old Town! The only thing I'd like better is if there could be someone to talk to visitors about... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A 1750's house, bought by George Washington. Guests at Mt. Vernon would show up and stay for weeks at the time, the General had a few out of bounds rooms but that didn't mean he could escape from the press of visitors. So he would get away to River Farm, where he could think about farming.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The main house had some nice decorations and a display of european cut paper ornaments. Special hours for the gift shop for Christmas shopping. Great discounts on gardening books, tools, and miscellaneous for "green thumbs"--very nice staff too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

River Farm is an exceptional area/national American Horticultural Society resource located on the banks of the Potomac River just south of Alexandria, VA on the Mount Vernon Parkway, I visit River Farm frequently during all seasons and always find River Farm an exceptional place to visit, photograph and soak in the seasonal beauty. Thanks to the staff and volunteers for... More 

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Verona, New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I attended a wedding here and was very impressed. It is a working farm with catering facilities and a colonial mansion on the grounds. The scenery was charming and the floral arrangements were attractive without being overbearing. The food was good and service was attentive.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

River Farm is a lovely 1750s-built house and surrounding land purchased by George Washington when he lived in nearby Mount Vernon. The home is small but elegant and has been beautifully maintained by the American Horticultural Society, who now uses it as their headquarters. The building and grounds are in use nearly every weekend for special events such as weddings,... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

River Farm, the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society, is free to visitors, and if I had young children, I'd take them there often. The AHS offices are in the large old house on the property, with the gardens spread out around the house. Several of the gardens are made for children; one teaches how to minimize the use of... More 

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Washington, DC
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is now the Headquarters of the American Horticultural Society. The Estate has good history to include ownership by George Washington and a pair of old, repaired White House gates. The grounds are a bit unkept, but the bones are great. There is a huge wildflower garden leading down to the Potomac River with a lovely spot to sit and... More 

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Atlanta
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We attended a wedding at this location in June. On a sunny Saturday afternoon, we could not have thought of a more beautiful setting. The property is simply beautiful. Lots of grounds to explore - take the path to the river and explore the history of the property. The gardens are stunning. Take a lunch and enjoy a picnic!

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Address: Address: 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308
Phone Number: +1 703-768-5700
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria

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