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Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

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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First time to really slow down and appreciate this garden

I think we have walked through here before but this was the first time I really stopped and spent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ASC89
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Lovely garden

It’s a beautiful little garden, relaxing, if you want to take a break from walking visiting the... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
tomiorange
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900 Jefferson Dr SW, Tucked between the Hirshorn Museum and the Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, DC 20560-0004
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+1 202-633-2223
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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 Grace M
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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
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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
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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 Margaret C
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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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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect outdoor gardens that is ideal for nice weather and an opportunity to escape the indoor hustle and bustle of the Smithsonian museum. Beautiful flowers and atmosphere.

Thank DrNic1
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

I led a group of seniors from The Village in Howard to the Botanical and Smithsonian Gardens. We had a delightful, knowledge packed guided tour of this garden. The guided tours are on Tuesday at 2, and well worth attending.

Thank JohnEberhard
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