Smithsonian Gardens

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Smithsonian museum grounds
Washington, DC

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Haupt Garden open daily dawn to dusk, except December 25; all others open 24 hours


The many gardens that surround the Smithsonian museums are a “museum without walls.” All have been designed to complement the museums they border and to enhance the overall museum experience of learning, appreciation, and enjoyment.


30- to 45-minute horticulturist-led tours weekly, mid-April through September (weather permitting); check signs at garden entrances or inquire at any museum information desk for schedules