“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” I could not have said it better than our Nation’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. I hope to shower my children with as much love, kindness, and laughter as she does for my siblings and me.
When planning what to surprise my mom this Mother’s Day, I knew I wanted something different and unique. Fortunately there is so much to do in Washington, D.C.! This year’s plan: taking my mother to the United States Botanic Garden where we’ll be able to design and plant her very own garden.
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1820, the U.S. Botanic Garden is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. The three-acre National Garden draws its inspiration from the regional environments from the Mid-Atlantic. Within the National Garden, the major features include the Butterfly Garden, the First Ladies Water Garden, and the Lawn Terrace.
You too can bring your mother to the USBG and help her choose from different plants to grow in her own vegetable garden! From the ingredients you choose to be planted in your new garden, you can help her make two recipes and taste the fruits your garden will flourish into. Get creative with your recipes and bond over family heritage traditions! This program is designed for all ages; to learn more, visit here.
Don’t forget to also take the opportunity to participate in the Mother’s Day Tour of the Rose Garden. It is sure to be beautiful and a memorable experience for everyone!
If you are staying at Capella Washington, D.C. Georgetown, your Personal Assistants are available to help plan your own Mother’s Day adventures either at theUnited States Botanic Garden or somewhere else. And if you are looking for a perfect brunch, join me at The Grill Room this Mother’s Day for a feast fit for a queen. It’s time to celebrate the most important women in our lives, our Moms!
Images via United States Botanic Garden