A Perfect Day at Hillwood

​Recently, fourteen Arlington Neighborhood Villages members ​enjoyed a ​day at the​ beautiful Hillwood Estate​. The weather couldn’t have been better for strolling the grounds of the estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post ​to​ see the gardens just coming into bloom and the ​fabulous ​greenhouse.

The highlight was a docent-led tour of the house and Mrs. Post’s extensive collection of Russian imperial art, French eighteenth-century decorative art, furniture, apparel, and accessories. The day began with an introductory film to learn more about Mrs. Post and how she developed her collection, followed by a lunch in the Cafe, a walk through the special exhibit of decorative containers, and then the house tour. Hillwood is truly a hidden gem in northwest Washington; a splendid time was had by all.
Hillwood Group Lunch 2015_04_21