George Washington once owned this property, which as the name suggests is located on the Virginia shore of the Potomac River. It is north of his home at Mount Vernon and south of Alexandria, and it is now the home of the American Horticultural Society (AHS).
There are some pleasant views of the Potomac, but the best sights at River Farm are the gardens, which have outstanding seasonal flowers throughout the year. The pictures below were taken by Fletcher Carriger who led a group of "Wednesday Irregulars" bicyclists there on April 19, 2006. At that time, tulips were the featured flower. There were some unusual not frequently seen varieties and a wide range of colors.