If you're familiar with the Garden Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving America's best gardens, you know that their "Open Days" garden tours are top-notch, usually grand and always interesting. Here are my favorite views from the recent tour in D.C.
The swimming pool on the right comes with a special surprise - a famous owner! Though the printed program didn't breathe a word of this, when tour-goers entered that little out-building behind the waterfall they found the home office of writer Christopher Buckley - nice digs! Click here for more photos of this garden and one of the inside of his office.