Garden show-offs and lawn proselytizing at a DC museum by Elizabeth Licata

From the exhibition website Here’s one item not on the agenda for this month’s Garden Blogger’s Fling in Washington, DC, but I don’t plan to miss it: “Cultivating America’s Gardens,” at the National Museum of American History in Washington. It opened last month and is on view through August 2018, so there’s plenty of time for everybody to see it. For all the years that we’ve been flinging in cities such as Seattle, Chicago, Toronto, and Austin, I’ve usually managed to sneak away for an afternoon to take in a great museum or two, wherever we are. Fling tours are always of gardens, of course, so if you want other cultural attractions, you have to break away for a few hours—which I ‘m happy to do. I had no idea this show was happening, until I saw yesterday’s article in the New York Times. It contains minimal information, but did have this: The oldest garden in the US? This is debatable. Mount Auburn Cemetery in Massachusetts competes for the title of the oldest public garden (1831), ..
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