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Park Wars: Carlyle House v. National Arboretum

Park Wars: Carlyle House v. National Arboretum

Today, we fight the 6th battle of Park Wars, a bracket-style competition to be be crowned the king of Washington’s green spaces. Quarterfinals start on Thursday.

US National Arboretum v. Carlyle House

US National Arboretum

446 acres of plants, with programs like a full-moon hike. Oh, and baby eagles.  3501 New York Ave., NE.


Carlyle House Historic Park

An 18th century garden and house that helped inspire PBS’s Mercy Street121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria.



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