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Garden Tours

Weekly garden tours are available from May through September (weather permitting).

Smithsonian Gardens Map

Smithsonian Gardens Map

View a map of the National Mall with locations of our Gardens

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Our Gardens

Mary Livingston Ripley GardenAn integral part of the Smithsonian Institution (SI), the Smithsonian Gardens creates and manages the Smithsonian’s outdoor gardens, interiorscapes, and horticulture-related collections and exhibits. Established in 1972 to manage the museum grounds, Smithsonian Gardens extends the museums’ exhibits and learning environment in a public garden setting while shaping visitors’ overall experience of the Smithsonian.

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Come Learn!

Hands with BugsOur mission at Smithsonian Gardens is to enrich the Smithsonian experience by extending the museum experience into an outdoor living classroom. We hope that the gardens tours and events in our gardens as well as our activity packages will help youth to exercise both their mind and body in the gardens around the Smithsonian and ultimately in their own community.

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Mobile Field Guide

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Our gardens are filled with trees and shrubs you may not recognize. To help you ID them try using the free LeafSnap mobile app in the gardens.

Garden Internships

Garden Intern

The Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian.