Short and Savvy podcast: Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at Mount Vernon

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When you get the opportunity to sit down and chat with a guy like Dean Norton, you don’t miss the chance! Dean is the Director of Horticulture at Mount Vernon. He’s been caring for the grounds and gardens of George Washington’s estate since 1969. In fact, it’s the only job he’s ever had! Dean’s passion for this 18th century property is obvious as he speaks about the beauty and historical significance of Mount Vernon in the latest Short and Savvy podcast.

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Mount Vernon is open to the public 365 days of the year, and welcomes visitors to tour the mansion, walk the gardens, groves, and grounds, and stroll through the historic greenhouse. The kitchen garden and dung repository are not to be missed!

To learn more about Mount Vernon and take a virtual tour, visit their website:

Mount Vernon garden

The beautiful gardens of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate.

Gardens of Mount Vernon

Gardens of Mount Vernon

Gardens of Mount Vernon

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