Working at the Smithsonian
- Smithsonian Gardens designs and maintains the gardens and landscapes that surround the
Smithsonian museums. These “outdoor” museums highlight each museums focus and attract millions of visitors each year.
- Smithsonian Gardens develop creative and educational horticultural exhibits and provides decorative
flora for special museum events. Much of the plant material is grown in the Smithsonian’s own greenhouses.
- Smithsonian Gardens employs degreed Horticulturalists and highly skilled Gardeners.
Staff actively participate in environmentally sound garden design and interact frequently with visitors.
- There are also specialists in entomology, landscape architecture and irrigation systems.
Smithsonian Gardens is home to a world-class orchid collection and features thousands of them in an annual exhibition. It is also home to
the Archives of American Gardens and a garden furniture collection both of which are heavily used by designers for ideas and
"Working at the Smithsonian"