We were here last month, at the beginning of September. If you don't walk down to the pond (the road was blocked off as a wall was being built - no ponds this day), the area is nice and flat with a huge green in the center, and flowers all around the edge of the garden. For the dilly-dalliers like me there are many beautiful flowers to explore and to take photos of. For those who are more into proper exercise (and we do get our exercise but at a more "let's take a photo of that flower" exercise, dilly-dally), it is a great place for serious walkers, with the added benefit of being in beautiful surroundings.There is also the house. I have often thought how lovely it would have been to live there. Its history can be found at this link. If you scroll down at that website, you will see a slide show of the house in every season.
I have shared it many times in the lifetime of this blog. In 1784 John Moss built a square, two-story Georgian brick house on 540 acres of farmland in Fairfax County, but at the link above you can read its very interesting history. There is a small tea room inside where you could order an afternoon tea. Not sure if they are still being offered, especially since everything went a bit haywire. Best to check at their website to see if you can reserve a table. If you find yourself in the area the website will be a good source of information.