- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 28, 2002

Something is always going on in Washington's gardens. Here's a sample: Brookside Gardens , 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Md. Open daily except Dec. 25. Gardens sunrise to sunset, conservatories 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. visitor center 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission free. Seewww.mc-mncppc .org/ parks/brookside or call 301/949-8230.
Incredible Edible Borders workshop: How to choose herbal hedges that define property and provide food. 1-2:30 p.m. April 3. $11.
Dumbarton Oaks , 1703 32 St. NW. Garden open 2-6 p.m. daily, March 15-October; closed national holidays and Christmas Eve. Garden admission $5 adults, $3 children and seniors. Museum open 2-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum admission free. See www.doaks.org or call 202/339-6401.
Hillwood Museum and Gardens , 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, by reservation only. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students and children. See www.hillwoodmuseum.org or call 202/686-5807.
Japanese-style Garden Weekend Celebration; traditional ceremonies, tours, and lectures. 11a.m.-8 p.m. April 26-27. $18 adults, $5 children ($12 Hillwood Friends).
U.S. Botanic Garden , 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, year-round; Bartholdi Park open dawn til dusk. Free admission. See www.usbg.gov/index.cfm or call 202/225-8333.
Two-day botanical sketching class with artist Merri Nelson. Beginners welcome. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 17 and 24. $50 (Supporter of National Garden members, $42.50).
U.S. National Arboretum , 3501 New York Ave. NE. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Dec. 25. Free admission. See www.usna.usda .gov/or call 202-245-2726.
Bonsai exhibition and sale, Administration building. See bonsai demonstrations and purchase your own bonsai and supplies. Noon-5 p.m. April 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6-7. Free.

Laura Boswell


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