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. See the map of all Smithsonian Gardens. 


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.