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10 Insta-Worthy Hidden Sculptures at DC’s Hillwood Estate

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Formerly the home of socialite and heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood Estate boasts spectacular gardens open to the public. Lurking in its lush trees and bushes are sculptures—quirky, whimsical, and just plain beautiful. Here are 10 you can look for:

Little boy blue.

Nothing beats wandering through a beautiful garden to lift your soul — can't wait to go back and just sit.

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Woman’s best friend.

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A classic cherub.

I need this in my future garden ???

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Feeling squirrel-ly.

Gorgeous gardens

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Swan lake.

Female dog? #interesting #hillwoodestate #mansion

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A sphinx hybrid.

Shake your tambourine.

Checking out the #japanesegarden at #hillwoodestate #dc #washingtondc #spring #garden #gardens

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Stroll over to the Japanese garden for these Tō-ji vibes.

A lion guard.

Missing summer today. #latergram #washingtondc #hillwoodestate #hillwood #koipond #japanesegarden #hometownsightseeing

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Leapfrog.

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Former editorial fellow Kayla Randall is City Lights editor at Washington City Paper.