Garden Tours

Weekly garden tours are available from May through September

Weather permitting for all tours, no tours on federal holidays.

Garden Tour: Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

Presented by the Smithsonian Gardens. Look for our knowledgeable horticulturist who will give a tour of and discuss some of the plants in the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden.

Tours Begins: In Ripley Garden, between Hirshhorn Museum and Arts & Industries Building. Meet at sign near fountain. Tours offered May 7 - September 24: Every Tuesday, 2 pm

Garden Tour: Heirloom and Victory Gardens at the National Museum of American History

Please check the Smithsonian Events Calendar to confirm which garden tour is being given since Heirloom & Victory Garden tours are available every other Thursday.

Heirloom Garden: Meet at South Entrance. Tours offered June 6 - September 19: Every other Thursday, 1 pm.
Listen to our audio tour of the Heirloom Gardens

Victory Garden: Meet at North entrance. Tours June 13 - October 10: Every other Thursday, 1 pm

Garden Tour: Enid A. Haupt Garden

Presented by Smithsonian Gardens. Look for our knowledgeable horticulturist who will give a tour of and discuss some of the plants in the Enid A. Haupt Garden.

Tours Begins: Meet outside near the Castle doors, south entrance. Tours offered May 1 - September 25: Every Wednesday, 1 pm

Garden Tour: Butterfly Habitat Garden at the National Museum of Natural History

Presented by Smithsonian Gardens. Look for our knowledgeable horticulturist who will give a tour of and discuss some of the plants in the Butterfly Garden.

Tours Begins: Meet outside at sign at Garden entrance on Madison Drive & 9th St. Tours offered June 6 - September 26: Every Thursday, 2 pm

Garden Tour: National Air and Space Museum

Presented by Smithsonian Gardens. Look for our knowledgeable horticulturist who will lead a tour of the NASM gardens; highlighting plants, live demonstrations, answer horticultural questions pertaining to gardening in the mid Atlantic region.

Tours Begins: Meet outside at sign at Garden entrance on Independence Ave. Tours offered May 7 - September 24: Every Tuesday, 10 am

Garden Tour: National Museum of the American Indian

Presented by Smithsonian Gardens. Look for our knowledgeable horticulturist who will lead a tour of the native plant garden which surrounds the National Museum of the American Indian and and answer horticultural questions pertaining to native gardening.

Tours Begins: Meet outside at sign at South entrance doors near flagpole. Tours offered June June 7 - September 27: Every Thursday, 1 pm

Smithsonian Visitors Guide & Tours App

Smithsonian Tours

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