Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2023: Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC

“The new house with it’s small garden must go to work for us, solving our problems while it also pleases our eyes and emotional psychological needs.”

- Thomas Church, Gardens are for People

Amidst the height of the pandemic, the owners of this Washington, D.C., home--two avid gardeners--engaged landscape architects Moody Graham to transform their property's formal garden into a place of respite.

Potomac Palisades, Washington, D.C. - Plan courtesy Moody Graham

The existing garden had ineffective drainage, soil compaction, and a disordered layout. Moody Graham addressed the drainage issues while utilizing ornamental plantings to create forms that complement both the house and the property's other garden rooms.

Potomac Palisades, Washington, D.C. - Plan courtesy Moody Graham

The garden is intended to be an extension of the nineteenth century residence, both spatially and in character, and serves as a multifunctional space for relaxation or entertaining. From the brick-paved court just off the rear of the house,  a sculpture by Donald Baechler entices visitors up a flight of shallow stone steps and into the garden. Axial pathways extend further through the landscape, bordered by terraced layers of seasonal plantings. 

Potomac Palisades, Washington, D.C. - Photo courtesy Moody Graham

This Garden Dialogue will be led by Jay Graham, FASLA from Moody Graham and landscape contractor Olde Towne Landscape Architects.

1.5 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.

Click here to view the complete 2023 season of Garden Dialogues.



Refund Policy

Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:

Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 50% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)

No refunds will be made for cancellations thirteen (13) days prior to event

No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).

Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.