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Comments () | Published May 1, 2008

Garden District, a nursery in DC's Logan Circle neighborhood, has opened a new branch a few blocks away. Pictured here, it sells interior-garden products from houseplants to candles. Photo courtesy of Garden District.

Jane MacLeish Landscapes, 3743 Upton St., NW; 202-966-8279; A small design/build firm that specializes in gardens with an English feel; lots of country estates.

Jordan Honeyman Landscape Architecture, 711 Florida Ave., NW; 202-986-0711; Owners Holt Jordan and Joan Honeyman emphasize detailed planting designs.

Landscape Architecture Bureau, 714 Seventh St., SE; 202-543-6550; Formerly the Fitch Studio, this firm with 11 designers does high-end work.

Lila Fendrick Landscape Architect and Garden Design, 6904 West Ave., Chevy Chase; 301-907-7700. Highly recommended by peers, Fendrick’s small firm emphasizes architectural elements.

McHale Landscape Design, 6212 Leapley Rd., Upper Marlboro; 301-599-8300; Large design/build firm with its own masonry and carpentry divisions.

Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, 800 G St., SE; 202-546-7575; Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden are internationally known for natural, contemporary gardens; 21 landscape architects on the staff of this design/build firm.

Scott Brinitzer Design Associates, 2300 S. Ninth St., Suite M-1, Arlington; 703-892-0266; Small design/build firm with landscape designers and landscape architects on staff.

Shimizu Landscape Corporation, 6101 Bryn Mawr Ave., Glen Echo; 301-229-9483. Osamu Shimizu’s designs often incorporate water and have a Japanese quality. His wife, Holly Shimizu, is director of the US Botanic Garden. The firm also does building.

Tom Mannion Landscape Design, 3219 N. Fourth St., Arlington; 703-528-9098; This one-man design/build company creates lushly planted, contemporary gardens.

Garden Stores and Nurseries

These stores sell high-quality flowers, plants, and gardening supplies; some also offer landscaping services and education.

Alden Farms, 19215 Beallsville Rd., Beallsville, Md.; 301-972-7183; Unusual annuals, perennials, and garden ornaments; owner David Therriault designs and cuts stone birdbaths and sculptures.

American Plant, 5258 River Rd., Bethesda, 301-656-3311; 7405 River Rd., Bethesda, 301-469-7690; 10160 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-438-8880; Formerly American Plant Food, this nursery offers design and consultation services and has its own installation crews; it carries a wide variety of perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees as well as organic fertilizers and pesticides.

Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, 301-937-1100; 9545 River Rd., Potomac, 301-983-9200; Considered one of the best in the area, the original 11-acre nursery in Beltsville is more than 75 years old and offers everything from heirloom tomatoes to annuals and perennials. Design services available.

Betty’s Azalea Ranch, 12507 Lee Hwy., Fairfax; 703-830-8687; The nation’s largest azalea collection as well as trees, perennials, annuals, bulbs, turf and garden supplies, and water-garden materials. Landscape design and implementation services.

Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, 7900 Daffodil La., Gloucester, Va.; 877-661-2852; More than 1,000 flowering bulb varieties including daffodils, tulips, and lilies. The Bulb Shoppe, the farm’s retail outlet, is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 to 4. You can sign up for tours and lectures.

Craven’s Nursery, 9023 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax; 703-573-5025; Lots of perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and a good selection of orchids, bonsai, and pottery. Two hardscape designers design and install patios, walkways, and driveways.

DeBaggio’s Herb Farm & Nursery, 43494 Mountain View Dr., Chantilly; 703-327-6976; Specializes in herbs and vegetables, including more than 100 tomato varieties. Also carries perennials, annuals, and fruit shrubs, including raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry.

Garden District, 1801 14th St., NW, 1520 14th St., NW; 202-797-9005; This seven-year-old store in DC’s Logan Circle neighborhood sells annuals, perennials, ornamental shrubs, trees, pottery, organic fertilizers, and exotic and hard-to-find plants. In March, a new location opened a few blocks down the street dedicated to interior and garden products, including houseplants, pottery, picnic baskets, and candles.

Ginkgo Gardens, 911 11th St., SE; 202-543-5172; Caters to urban gardens with perennials, small trees, shrubs, houseplants, pottery, and outdoor furniture for townhouses. Design, installation, and maintenance services, primarily in the District.

The Greenhouse at Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts aves., NW; 202-537-6263; On the south side of the cathedral grounds, the Greenhouse specializes in herbs but also sells perennials, annuals, topiaries, fruit trees, pots, and statuary.

Greenspace Unlimited, 7835-B Richmond Hwy., Alexandria; 703-780-8657; Large selection of perennials, annuals, and herbs plus a landscape-design crew.

Hill’s Nursery and Camellia Gardens, 1722 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, 703-527-3472; Hill’s Nursery West, 10500 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, 703-759-2207. These companies share ownership. The first specializes in mature camellias and holly, the second in custom residential landscaping as well as large trees and shrubs. Their 20 acres of planted fields—home to large rhododendrons, azaleas, evergreen and shade trees, and perennials—are open on weekends.


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