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Explore the Gardens

Discover more about the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, including details on trees and plants, inscriptions, furniture, and ornaments. Parts of the Garden Video Tour are marked by red triangles. Click anywhere on the map below to find out more about a garden section.

Watercolor map of the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens with red triangles indicating clickable points Ellipse Cherry Hill Catalogue House Crabapple Hill North Vista Ondine's Walk Star Garden Swimming Pool and Loggia Green Garden Orangery Garden Library and Ribbon Walk South Lawn East Lawn East Lawn Terrior Column and Enclosure Lovers' Lane Pool Melisande's Allee Orchard Herbaceous Border Arbor Terrace Fountain Terrace Rose Garden Urn Terrace Beech Terrace Pebble Garden Box Walk Kitchen Gardens Kitchen Gardens Prunus Walk Lilac Circle Forsythia Dell

Map art by Spencer Lenfield, 2016. Additional Garden Video Tour credits.

Box Walk

This gently descending staircase, flanked by boxwood hedges, is the gardens’ central axis.

Star Garden

This small room features custom stonework, wrought-iron furniture, and a fountain ornamented with various constellations.

East Lawn

“One of the loveliest of the features of Dumbarton Oaks in its freedom from detail.”