Garden Tours

Weekly garden tours are available from May through October

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

Garden Tour: Mary Livingston Ripley Garden
Offered Tuesdays at 2 pm from May 5 through September 29
Meet one of our knowledgeable horticulturists at the tour sign near the fountain at the north entrance (Jefferson Drive NW) of the Ripley Garden (Between the Hirshhorn Museum and the Arts and Industries Building)

Garden Tour: Enid A. Haupt Garden – “Explore the Smithsonian Institution through the Haupt Garden”
Offered Tuesdays at 10 am from June 2 through October 20
Meet one of our knowledgeable garden guides at the south entrance (Independence Avenue side) of the Smithsonian Castle in the Enid A. Haupt Garden

Garden Tour: Enid A. Haupt Garden – “What Makes a Victorian Garden Victorian?”
Offered Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. from June 3 through October 21
Meet one of our knowledgeable garden guides at the south entrance (Independence Avenue side) of the Smithsonian Castle in the Enid A. Haupt Garden

Garden Tour: Heirloom Garden at the National Museum of American History
Offered select Thursdays at 1 pm – May 21, June 4, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 17, October 1, and October 15
Tours also offered select Thursdays at 10:30 am – July 9 and August 6
Meet one of our knowledgeable horticulturists outside south entrance (Madison Avenue Entrance) to the National Museum of American History

Garden Tour: Victory Garden at the National Museum of American History
Offered select Thursdays at 1 pm – June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 10, September 24, October 8, and October 22
Meet one of our knowledgeable horticulturists outside north entrance (Constitution Avenue Entrance) of the National Museum of American History.

Garden Tour: Butterfly Habitat Garden at the National Museum of Natural History
Offered Wednesdays at 1 p.m. May 20 through October 7
Meet one of our knowledgeable horticulturists by the sign at the Madison Drive NW and 9th Street NW entrance to the Butterfly Habitat Garden

Garden Tour: Enid A. Haupt Garden – “The Magic of the Haupt Garden”
Offered Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. from June 4 through October 22
Meet one of our knowledgeable garden guides at the south entrance (Independence Avenue side) of the Smithsonian Castle in the Enid A. Haupt Garden

Garden Tour: Native Landscape at the National Museum of the American Indian
Offered Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 4 through September 24
Meet one of our knowledgeable horticulturists near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian

 

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