Smithsonian Gardens extends the Smithsonian’s museum experience in a public garden setting with over 180 acres of outdoor gardens including 13 public exhibition gardens often called the Smithsonian institution’s “museum without walls.”
We are open to the public every day except December 25.
During construction on the Smithsonian Castle, the Enid A. Haupt Garden will remain open. Pedestrian routes on both sides of the Castle will allow access from the National Mall to the National Museum of African Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the garden.
Let’s Talk Gardens, a free webinar series, is on a summer break but will resume in the fall. To view previously recorded webinars, click here.
We look forward to posting the new fall programs for registration in mid-August. Till then enjoy your summer and happy gardening!
A digital archive hosted by Smithsonian Gardens in partnership with our Archives of American Gardens, is a project designed to preserve our diverse garden heritage.
Smithsonian Gardens strives to make sustainability a priority in its daily operations and special projects in order to make a positive impact on our environment. Click here to learn about our sustainable strategies like the Recharging Station shown in this image.
Culture, Community, and Connection in the Gardens at the National Museum of African American History and Culture
September 22, 2023 at 1:50 pm
Change is happening in the gardens around the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). If you’ve visited recently, you may have noticed the transformations. The landscape is maturing as it completes its seventh year in the ground. Trees have established and reach for the sky while woody shrubs fill their borders. […]