Victory Garden

Spring 2001 – Permanent

Smithsonian Gardens
Smithsonian museums
Washington, DC

Outdoors; east side of American History Museum, near Constitution Ave. & 12th St., NW

The Victory Garden is a re-created World War II-era garden and features "heirloom" vegetable and flower species available to gardeners through the 1940s. Throughout the war years, millions of victory gardens in all shapes and sizes—from window boxes to community plots—produced abundant food for the folks at home. The plantings in this re-created garden are rotated seasonally.

Related publication: A Guide to Smithsonian Gardens