Garden Tours

Weekly Garden Tours

Weather permitting for all tours, no tours on federal holidays.

Garden Tour: Mary Livingston Ripley Garden
Tuesdays at 2 p.m. from May 1 through October 30
No tours on July 30th and August 13th
Join a Smithsonian Gardens horticulturist for a casual and informative tour of the garden. Meet at the fountain in the Ripley garden.

Tour of the Enid A. Haupt Garden at the Smithsonian Castle
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. May 16 through September 26 
Meet a Smithsonian Gardens’ docent by the tour sign near the entrance to the Smithsonian Castle in the Enid A. Haupt Garden for a tour of the garden’s history and design.

Tour of the Native Landscape at the National Museum of the American Indian
Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 7 through October 3 
No tours on June 27th and July 4th
Meet a Smithsonian Gardens’ horticulturist near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian.

Group Tours

To request a group tour (8 or more people), please email at least three weeks in advance of your desired tour date. Include the words "Tour Request," the name of your group, and your requested tour date in the e-mail subject line. In the body of your email, indicate your garden/tour preference from the list below and number of people in your group.

NOTE: Submitting a request does not guarantee a reservation. A Smithsonian Gardens staff member will contact you to discuss tour scheduling.

Available tours (subject to season and staff availability):