Holiday destinations: Tudor Place, Washington D.C., USA

As some of you might know, I traveled to Washington D.C. a few weeks ago. During my stay, I decided to visit some historic homes and gardens. Today, I would like to tell you about the Tudor Place. The name of this place is a bit deceiving as it doesn’t have anything in common with a Tudor era but even though it is definitely worth visiting.

Tudor Place House and Garden is an elegant neoclassical house dating back to 1816. To start with it was a home of Martha Custis (a granddaughter of Martha Washington) who built her estate with her husband Thomas Peter.

Tudor Place Owners

The house was extended and through six generations (until 1983), the Peter family celebrated their heritage here while also embracing contemporary art and fashion.

Today, visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the estate, giving them an opportunity to admire displays of family artifacts. I enjoyed walking through the drawing room, dinning room and kitchen while admiring the antics and listening to the stories of each of these rooms.

After the tour, as I love the gardens, I really enjoyed relaxing at the expansive, quiet historic gardens that are located in front of the property. Perfect to unwind when you are busy and fancy a bit of peace and relaxation.


Tudor Place is located in Georgetown Heights at 1644 31st Street, Northwest.

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Pinetum Gardens, St. Austell Bay, Cornwall

Some of you might already know that I was recently in Cornwall for a Bank Holiday break with my husband. I love nature that’s probably a reason why James proposed to me last year in gardens. We decided to visit a few during our stay. Today I would like to tell you about our afternoon at the Pinetum Gardens.


The Pinetum Gardens are based at Pinetum Park just a short drive away from St. Austell town. They are spread over 30 acres and feature ten different gardens:
1.       Woodland Walk
2.       Old Garden
3.       Cottage Garden
4.       Arboretum
5.       Pinetum
6.       Winter Garden
7.       Lake
8.       Japanese Garden

9.       Courtyard Garden
10.     Water Garden

I really enjoyed walking around and admiring the largest collection of plants in the county featuring over 6,000 different plants.

Pinetum gardens aren’t too busy so you can enjoy a romantic walk or sit down and admire the surroundings on one of many benches while experiencing the tranquillity of the gardens.

I loved the picturesque Japanese Garden and there were also a series of cabinets located within the park which invite visitors to open drawers and discover poetic and inspiring phrases taken from the books.

After a relaxing scroll around the gardens we went to the café to enjoy some Cornish Cream tea which was delicious. I really enjoyed having fresh, warm scones that were complimented by some Cornish cream and jams.

The Garden Café also serves some other traditional dishes which are all reasonably priced.


Pinetum Gardens,
St Austell, Cornwall,
PL25 3RQ

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