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Gardener's Focus: The Cutting Garden

Get an intimate look at Hillwood’s gardens with the experts! 

Marjorie Merriweather Post loved displaying fresh cut flowers throughout her home. This tradition continues today as the cutting garden produces nearly one thousand stems a week during the height of summer. From sunflowers and zinnias, to eucalyptus and lisianthus, a weekly harvest supplies a bounty of flowers which are used in arrangements throughout the property. Tour the garden in all its glory and learn a few tips and secrets from a Hillwood gardener along the way.

Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by phone  by Hillwood members. This twenty-minute tour is limited to ten and meets in the visitor center conservatory


Drew AsburyDrew Asbury is Hillwood’s horticulturist and volunteer manager. He joined Hillwood in 2012 and is responsible for the greenhouses, the cutting garden, and the horticulture volunteer program. Drew has worked professionally in the horticulture industry for nearly twenty years in a variety of positions including garden center sales, greenhouse growing, and landscape management and design. Drew graduated from the Longwood Gardens professional gardener training program in 2006 and is currently working on his Master’s degree in landscape design from The George Washington University.

  • Hillwood Estate, Museum & Garden's Cutting Garden
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Erik Kvalsvik