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Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

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Great place to get away from the crowds and noise!

Quiet but beautiful little garden. 7 minute walk from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. I... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
James N
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A quiet spot to rest

Stumbled on this beautiful little oasis in the middle of the bustling Smithsonian complex. Quiet... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Orlando, Florida
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900 Jefferson Dr SW, Tucked between the Hirshorn Museum and the Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, DC 20560-0004
+1 202-633-2223
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Quiet but beautiful little garden. 7 minute walk from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. I don’t think anyone knows it is there.

Thank James N
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Stumbled on this beautiful little oasis in the middle of the bustling Smithsonian complex. Quiet and lovely, a nice place to rest a few minutes from the hectic pace of the mall.

Thank KiwiXmas
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I think we have walked through here before but this was the first time I really stopped and spent time here. It was a lovely oasis after spending a lot of walking around.

Thank ASC89
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a beautiful little garden, relaxing, if you want to take a break from walking visiting the National Mall. We were there last week and there are so many pretty spring flowers.

Thank tomiorange
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Truly a lovely little garden packed to it gills with all kinds of flowers and plants and even a few birds if you are lucky and look closely. Relax on a bench in front of the fountain

Thank DeeS9348
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting DC and loved the various things to do outdoors. I went here between my visits at a few Smithsonians. I recommend taking a break here and enjoying the plants and architecture nearby.

Thank talkinwithj
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Love this little out-of-the-way pocket garden. While chuckling over the signage on my last visit, I met Janet Draper, the horticulturist responsible for its upkeep. You gotta love anyone who puts out signage that tells you to check out the bugs - "Yeah!" (See attached...More

Thank GoBlueinColorado
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is a nice area near other smithsonian buildings. It's a quick walk through but not a must see area. It will only take 5-10 minutes.

Thank jess290718
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

What a lovely idea: to plant a garden in the walkway that connects Independence Avenue and Jefferson Drive, in between the Hirshhorn Museum and the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building. Many of the plants have labels in front of them, aiding home gardeners gather ideas...More

Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I stopped at this garden after a bit of searching (I was seeking it out, and didn't 'stumble on it' as others have written). There is a narrow entry way (like a sidewalk) to enter the gardens. It was so cute and rather quiet, since...More

Thank MKEPanther4
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