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River Farm

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Reviewed November 25, 2018
Alexandria, Virginia
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We walked down the bank of the Potomac River to a shady grove to classical tunes played by a trio... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Columbia, MD
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River Farm is the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society. Situated on 25 landscaped acres overlooking the Potomac river, it is an idyllic escape within the Washington, D.C. area. Enjoy walking in our gardens and four-acre Meadow. Bring...more
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7931 E Boulevard Dr, Alexandria, VA 22308-1307
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

You may get tired of reading my reviews of The American Horticultural Society at River Farm, however I never get tired of visiting River Farm. I live near Alexandria, VA and one my most favorite places to visit is River Farm and has been for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We walked down the bank of the Potomac River to a shady grove to classical tunes played by a trio hidden under a large tree. The wedding procession followed, with an inspiring ceremony. As we returned to the tented patio, guests shared catered canapes and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

If you need a break from city crowds or have any interest in gardens or photography or nature this is worth an hour or two on your itinerary. It’s located between Mt Vernon and Old Town (both of which should also be on your itinerary)....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

My last visit was this past week....I KEEP RETURNING TO RIVER FARM! That should give you an idea of how much I enjoy each experience. And...each visit is an experience in itself. Nature is dynamic and those at River Farm who are responsible for this...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 942jims
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Close to Alexandria, situated above the Potomac with a great view - well worth dropping in. We went because the Horticultural Society was having a plant sale, very glad we did. What a great history: once one of George Washington's estates, private home for decades...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful art shows, revolving around horticulture grace George Washington's former property. Besides an ancient Osage orange tree, River Farm boasts a splendid garden and view of the grand Potomac River. It is a must visit! Closed on Sundays, though...

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

This is a beautiful place to relax on the porch and read a book or soak up the sun while having a picnic on the lawn. There is a nice flower garden which is a good spot to snap some photos of your kids or...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

We stopped to check out River Farm - lovely! Early in the season but many buds and early bulbs. View was wonderful - enjoyed our visit!

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

I am one of the fortunate ones in that I live reasonably close to River Farm and can & have visited frequently over the past 10 years. I can directly relate to my title "Beauty in the Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter." My last visit...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

One of George Washington's five farms, it was originally his brother Laurence's. The house itself is available for parties (large tented area) outside or in. View of the Potomac is lovely and the grounds reflect native species but not so manicured as to be fussy.

Date of experience: September 2016
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