Join us for the 63rd annual Azalea Festival Friday, April 29, through Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. located on our campus at 6101 Wilson Lane in Bethesda, Maryland. The Azalea Festival features fantastic boutiques, vintage goods, plant sales, carnival rides, delicious food, live music and more! Admission and parking are free.
Perkins Memorial Garden
Landon’s two-and-a-half acre Perkins Memorial azalea garden is a campus treasure that comes to life in late April and early May. For more than half a century the Perkins Garden has welcomed spring with a magnificent display of color as more than 15,000 azaleas reach their peak. A lovely collection of delicate wildflowers adds additional color and sweet perfume to the scene.
The garden is dedicated to the memory of two Landon students, George and Randy Perkins, and was built by their parents, Milo and Theron Perkins. You can read more about the Perkins Garden’s history.
The Perkins Garden is open to the public during the annual Azalea Garden Festival, usually the first weekend in May. The garden traditionally hosts the Commencement reception.
In addition, the garden is the site of many art classes where boys consider the style of Georgia O’Keefe and other great artists, and gain experience with pastels and other techniques.
The Perkins House, located in the garden, houses the Development, Alumni and Azalea Festival offices.
The Perkins Garden is a private garden only open to the public during Landon’s annual Azalea Garden Festival weekend at the beginning of May. It is not available for events or specialty photography.
To make a donation and to help preserve and enhance the garden, please fill out the form below.
Friends of the Perkins Garden helps with the preservation, development, perpetuation and financial stability of the garden, which has evolved with the addition of new and wonderful plantings. To help with the care and maintenance of this peaceful, inspiring memorial garden, please consider becoming a Friend of the Perkins Garden. The annual membership of $45 helps finance the maintenance of the garden. Donations for memorial plantings and benches are also welcome.