The Fountains at Washington House’s Garden Club members and residents explored the beautiful gardens in Green Spring. It was a warm day, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying the beautiful flowers, amazing landscaping and the wooded stream valley with ponds. The residents also enjoyed the naturalistic native plant garden, over 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse filled with tropical plants and a well-stocked horticultural reference library. Green Spring Gardens is a “must visit” for everyone in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. It’s a year-round gold mine of information and inspiration for the home gardener. It’s an outdoor classroom for children and their families to learn about plants and wildlife. It’s also a museum, a national historic site that offers glimpses into a long, rich history with colonial origins.