Washington Capitol Sunken Garden Project

2020 marks the sixth year that the members of the ESDA will plant and manage the Sunken Garden Dahlia exhibit.  Management of the garden started as a judges' certification project in 2015 and now has become an annual undertaking in conjunction with the grounds management for the Capitol campus.  Dahlias for 2020 have been stored from the previous year's plantings and supplemented with donations from ESDA member, Dan Pearson of Dan's Dahlias  Club members are responsible for planting and management of the dahlia garden, which has become a popular attraction with visitors to the Capitol campus. 2020 marks renovation in the Sunken Garden, so watch for updated lay-outs and planting!

The Sunken Garden is located Northeast of the main Legislative Building, just north of the Winged Victory monument.

A full-sized campus map may be found here: Campus Map

2021 Sunken Garden

The barricades are down at the Capitol and its time to plant the Sunken Garden!  Work party scheduled in lieu of monthly meeting on Thursday, June 3rd at 5:00pm.  Parking is available adjacent to the site.
Please bring appropriate garden gear (gloves, shovels, etc) as well as any extra tubers you may have available to donate.  
If the Capitol grounds-keeping crew has not rototilled and prepped the area, planting will be rescheduled for a later date.  In that case, we will have our monthly meeting via Zoom.