Images from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Gardens were used to inspire five miniature landscapes in Garden Inspirations, an exhibit in the S. Dillon Ripley Center. Hours were spent narrowing down options from thousands of AAG images to find “the perfect five” to miniaturize. Images were scrutinized to find ones showing garden features that could be replicated at a compact scale with small plants and miniature furniture with low-light conditions in mind. Ultimately, five images were selected that met those requirements, animating garden styles ranging from outdoor living rooms to community gardens.

Visit the Garden Inspirations blog to learn more about the exhibition.