Autumn Views

Whenever autumn arrives, whether in a blaze of brilliant leaves or with subtle changes in the life cycles of flora and fauna, the season holds a special beauty. Natural-science illustrations combine art and science in the close observation of nature, and artwork from around the world and across time can capture the mood, color, and light of the fall season.

Smithsonian gardens are full of deciduous trees which turn vibrant colors in the fall. Take a walking tour of some of the highlights of our autumnal tree collection from home or in our gardens.