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Smithsonian Gardens 50th Birthday

Engage. Inform. Inspire.

As a vital and vibrant part of the Smithsonian experience, we engage people with plants and gardens, inform on the roles both play in our cultural and natural worlds, and inspire appreciation and stewardship. 

Smithsonian Gardens (SG) is celebrating its 50th anniversary from July 31, 2022 through July 31, 2023! It has been truly amazing to witness the growth and positive impact that SG has experienced as it has matured into a world-class public garden and living museum that serves millions of visitors in Washington, D.C. each year.