Garden Tours

Weekly garden tours are available from May through October

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

To request a group tour (10 or more people), please download and complete the Garden Tour Request Form. Return the form to gardentours@si.edu at least three weeks in advance of you desired tour date. Include the words "Tour Request," the name of your group, and your requested tour date in the e-mail subject line. NOTE: Submitting a form does not guarantee a reservation. A Smithsonian Gardens staff member will contact you to discuss tour scheduling

Garden Tour: Mary Livingston Ripley Garden
Tuesdays at 2 p.m. from May 3 through October 25
Join Horticulturist Janet Draper for a casual and informative tour of the garden. Meet at the fountain in the Ripley garden.

Garden Tour: Enid A. Haupt Garden 
Wednesdays at 9:30 am and 11:30 am from May 4 through September 28
Thursdays at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm from May 26 through September 29
Meet one of our knowledgeable docents in the Enid A. Haupt Garden near the tour sign at the south entrance to the Smithsonian Castle.

Garden Tour: Heirloom Garden at the National Museum of American History
Select Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. – May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27
Meet an Heirloom Garden horticulturist outside south entrance (Madison Avenue Entrance) to the National Museum of American History

Garden Tour: Victory Garden at the National Museum of American History
Select Thursdays at 1 p.m. – June 16,  June 30, July 14,  July 28, August 11, August 25, September 8, September 22, October 6, October 20
Meet a Victory Garden horticulturist outside north entrance (Constitution Avenue Entrance) of the National Museum of American History

Garden Tour: Native Landscape at the National Museum of the American Indian
Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 2 through September 29
Meet a Native Landscape horticulturist near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian

Garden Tour: Pollinator Garden at the National Museum of Natural History
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9:30 am and 11:30 am from July 19 through September 29
Meet one of our knowledgeable docents by the tour sign at the Madison Avenue NW and 9th Street NW entrance to the Pollinator Garden.