About this Event
The gardens of Dumbarton Oaks are an oasis within the city. Designed by renowned landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand in collaboration with Mildred Bliss, the garden extends over ten acres of terraced gardens and vistas, orchards, and kitchen gardens. Farrand and Bliss worked together for almost thirty years to achieve their vision of the garden which includes many fine decorative ornaments—benches, gates, finials, and sculptures.
Entry requires a pre-purchased ticket. No tickets are sold at the gate. A daily ticket allows entry any time between 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The gardens close at 6:00 p.m.
Help keep the gardens safe for everyone! Please do not visit Dumbarton Oaks if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or COVID symptoms, if you are currently under isolation or quarantine orders, or you are feeling unwell and/or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are feeling better!
What happens if there is inclement weather?
In the event of unsafe conditions caused by inclement weather, the gardens will close. Closure notices are posted on our website and social media channels.
How do I get to/park at Dumbarton Oaks?
Travel and parking information is available on our website.
I have question about visiting the garden; how can I have my question answered?
We recommend reading our FAQ. If the FAQ does not answer your question or if you need additional support, please contact [email protected].
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, 3101 R Street Northwest, Washington, United States