We’re so glad you’ve been able to join us for Let’s Talk Gardens over the past several months. Hopefully we’ve inspired you to try new things in your garden or introduced you to the history, stories, or current trends of gardens and landscapes. But for the next few months we are going to take a summer break from our programming.
We will be resuming our programs later in the season, so stayed tuned for weekly sign-up emails when we return.
And we encourage you to watch videos in our Let’s Talk Gardens Video Library at https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens-video-library/
What are orchids? Where do they grow? For this story we found an expert on the ins and outs of orchids – an orchid pollinator themselves! They will tell you all the orchid basics: what pollinates orchids, what exactly an orchid is, where they grow, and just a little bit of what Smithsonian Gardens is doing to help!
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 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.
Welcome to the verdant beds of Smithsonian Gardens, splashed with color and buzzing with activity. Morning walks along shady garden paths are calling. We would like to offer you virtual tours through our gardens and greenhouses.
StoryMaps are maps which tell stories! Through images, videos, and maps, we use StoryMaps to tell immersive stories of Smithsonian Gardens. So far, we have created beautiful tours through our flowering trees, guides, and are excited to keep creating more!
May 10, 2019 - September 5, 2022
Traveling through December 2023
November 16, 2017 - Indefinitely
13/06/2022 at 5:35 pm
What better way to honor Father’s Day than by celebrating men and their flowers? Here are a few fun photos from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Gardens, which houses tens of thousands of images and records that document gardens and landscapes from the 1890s to today. David Burpee was a seed seller with a strong […]
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