Tudor Place Garden Party
The 29th Annual Garden Party at Tudor Place celebrated the organization, its supporters, staff and board members who make this special place full of history and beauty available to all.
‘Welcome to the Annual Garden Party,’ the note from executive director Mark Hudson read. ‘The 15 month hiatus has not dampened our excitement about honoring the Georgetown Garden Club for their partnership and support.’
Nor did, apparently, the weather! The downpour on the evening of the 29th Annual Garden Party did not deter hundreds from attending – the gardens were resplendent, the white twinkle lights that lined the walks leading from the champagne tent to the front door glistened in the rain. Guests in colorful rain boots and umbrellas were welcomed with warm smiles and an esprit de force by the Garden Party Committee and Tudor Place staff as they walked through the house onto the back portico and into the large welcoming tent on the back lawn, brimming with delicious food and cocktails.
The Georgetown Garden Club has deep roots with Tudor Place, beginning with Caroline Peter joining the club in the 1930s. Club meetings are held there, and proceeds from the annual garden tour are shared with Tudor Place, providing financial support over the years. Specific projects in the gardens are also supported by the Club, and this year the garden club supported the Boxwood Blight Recovery of 2018-2019 by funding the replacement disease resistant plants for the garden. The Club also was part of the Botantical Garden Collection Management program, allowing Tudor Place to catalog trees and other plants along with the GPS location, resulting in a dynamic database documenting how the landscape changes over time.
As the evening progressed and umbrellas were collected, the rain had stopped enough to allow most residents to walk home. That evening, Tudor Place, known as a gathering place for residents and visitors alike, had returned to ‘normal’, in celebration of the organization, its supporters, staff and board members who make this special place full of history and beauty available to all.