Washington, D.C. audio tour: Greenway Quartet: The Water Garden

Greenway Quartet: The Water Garden

Walking Tour

20 mins

About the Tour

D.C.’s gardens hold a secret that your guide is determined to figure out. Join her for the third installment of this fictional walk series beginning near the Spirit of Justice Park and taking you to the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Her research into the mysterious phenomenon in the gardens has given her few answers, but plenty of new questions. Her experiences at the Summerhouse only complicated matters. She suspects the involvement of certain men in gray suits, and her investigation is about to take a riskier turn.

Find out where her need for answers takes her as she leads you through three different parks to the Water Garden.

Tour Producer


Kate Gorman

Kate Gorman is a writer and artist working in immersive audio. She wants to enrich people’s understanding of how they interact with the built environment and encourage exploration of the boundary between reality and fiction and what is visible or hidden.

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Major Landmarks

  • Spirit of Justice Park

  • Rayburn House Office Building

  • Bartholdi Park

  • U.S. Botanic Garden

Directions to Starting Point

The route starts at the Capitol South Metro exit on First Street SE, near the corner of First and C Street.

The Capitol South Metro stop can be reached via the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines on Metro Rail. There is also a Capital Bikeshare pickup/drop off point two blocks east on D Street, across from Folger Park.

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Places to stop along the way

Spirit of Justice Park, Bartholdi Park, U.S. Botanic Garden

Best time of day

Between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., seven days a week.


Exercise caution when crossing streets. This route includes two short flights of stairs.


Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.
Greenway Quartet: The Water Garden