A grassroots multi-media and in-person campaign promoting public gardens and gardening in the Washington, D.C. area.
DC Gardens is inspired by the knowledge that public gardens and gardening matter.
We have two missions.
1. Bring more visitors to the surprisingly unknown public gardens of the Washington, DC-area because: Gardens bring visitors close to plants and to all of nature, which benefits them mentally, spiritually and physically.
Visiting gardens is a gateway experience to taking up gardening at home and in the community.
Public gardens are the primary teaching facilities for turning residents into gardeners, with classes and workshops on growing food, providing for wildlife, protecting our waterways from polluting run-off, and creating beauty in our home gardens or balconies.
Turning people on to gardening results in more beauty for all of us to enjoy and better stewardship of our land – without nagging.
2. Connect DC-area gardeners and the gardening-curious with all the local resources available to teach and inspire them – not just public gardens but also clubs, native-plant societies, community and youth gardens, local garden media, etc.