Cultivating America's Gardens

May 4, 2017 – August 2018

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, West, Smithsonian Libraries Gallery Floor Plan

Using books and objects from Libraries and Gardens collections of the Smithsonian, Cultivating America’s Gardens highlights early horticulture publications; 19th century popular and new “exotic plants”; prominent landscape designers; changing plant palettes; selling seeds; gardens of the World’s fairs; Victory gardens; the romance of the American lawn; do-it yourself gardens; and gardens of today.