Azalea Garden Festival - May 1-3

For more than 60 years, the Azalea Garden Festival has been our school’s signature event and an eagerly anticipated rite of spring for members of the Landon community, as well as Bethesda and the greater D.C. area. Each year on the first weekend in May, Landon’s gorgeous 75-acre campus welcomes thousands of visitors for a weekend of family fun and fundraising: All proceeds from the weekend’s events go toward student financial aid (which 25 percent of Landon boys receive) and faculty enrichment programs.

The festival, organized and run completely by volunteers, features thousands of beautiful plants for sale, including (of course) an array of azaleas, and a bevy of specialty boutique vendors. Families enjoy rides, games and face-painting at our FunLand amusement park on Freed Field, take in the budding beauty of the Perkins Memorial Garden, eat delicious food as they listen to live music on Miniter Quad, and get exercise for a great cause when they participate in the Mark’s Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run (proceeds go to the Joslin Diabetes Center).

The 2015 Azalea Garden Festival runs Friday to Sunday, May 1–3, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily, with a kickoff celebration on April 30 from 7–10 p.m. Marianne Powell is this year’s Azalea Festival chair.

Interested in being a boutique vendor at the 2015 festival? The vendor application can be found here. For other inquiries, please contact Alexis Polakoff at

*Please note that Bearly Used has gone into hibernation!  We are excited to announce the Designer Den, consisting of several fantastic interior designers and decorators who will be selling furniture and home accessories in Perkins Gym throughout the Festival.  Thank you for your interest!*

Flowers available this year

  • Azalea: We have field grown and deciduous azaleas of all sizes.
  • Hanging Baskets: Annual baskets are great to hang or plant in a pot! They're ready to display on your deck or porch.
  • Martha Washington Geraniums: Back by popular demand, these bright and bold annuals are a perfect Mother's Day gift.
  • Solenia (Non-stop) Begonias: These annuals can add a wide array of colors to your shady garden all summer long!
  • Wildflowers: We have a great collection of flowering perennials to bring back color into your garden. Come check out our selection of hellebores, peonies, irises and hostas.

Festival Pictures

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