MOUNT VERNON BEHIND THE SCENES
Mount Vernon, Virginia | Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm | Max: 50
Not only was George Washington the First President, he was also the first environmentalist. Register for this behind-the-scenes tour of Mount Vernon’s gardens and grounds with Mount Vernon’s famed Director of Horticulture Dean Norton and learn more as well about the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, past recipient of the GCA’s National Historic Preservation Medal. You’ll receive a private tour of the Mansion, and visit the Pioneer Farm, Gristmill and Distillery. Lunch will be served, with a special taste of Washington’s signature whiskey! $50 Register HERE.
The 2018 HONORABLE MENTION Montine McDaniel Freeman PLANT OF THE YEAR
The 2018 honorable mention Plant of the Year was awarded to Maianthemum racemosum, a three-season native and beneficial woodland beauty with rose-like fragrant white flowers. Commonly known as false Solomon's seal, it is a pollinator plant extraordinaire. Not only does this plant provide nectar for butterflies and bees, it also attracts beautiful beetles to its white panicle flowers from April to June.
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