The Highlands Mansion and Gardens, Fort Washington

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Garden · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Surrounded by massive stone walls, the gardens offer a beautiful example of early 20th, century estate gardening with an unusual blend of horticulture and architecture.

The site features nine outbuildings, including a bank barn, springhouse, greenhouse, smokehouse and Gothic Revival gardener's cottage.

The Highlands Historical Society began to restore the 2-acre formal garden to its appearance c.1925 - 1935 in October 2001, with a project at the screening wall on the east side of the garden.
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  • Unfortunately one cannot tour this place on weekends and the visits are limited now but the Gardens are beautiful and generally open to public. The whole complex is a nice place for a relaxing stroll.  more »
  • This is a lovely place to visit. The house is unfurnished so one is able to appreciate the architectural details. The tour guide was full of interesting information and amusing historical anecdotes...  more »

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