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Enid A. Haupt Garden

Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-357-2700
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Beautiful Garden in the Heart of the City

Located along the National Mall behind the Smithsonian Institution Building (AKA the Smithsonian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheWkndWarrior
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Lovely Garden

Lots of winding nooks around the many Smithsonian museums including the Freer. Beautiful flowers... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Nancy D
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Los Angeles, California
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This garden displays elaborate geometric designs.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located along the National Mall behind the Smithsonian Institution Building (AKA the Smithsonian Castle), the garden is a great place to visit in any season, but it is especially beautiful in the Spring when the flowers are in bloom. This is the perfect place for...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Lots of winding nooks around the many Smithsonian museums including the Freer. Beautiful flowers planted and many benches for relaxing.

Thank Nancy D
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Nice leisurely walk off the street from the mall, beautifully arranged and simply a delight. Relax and enjoy

Thank DeeS9348
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I sat for a bit and enjoyed some afternoon sunshine in this lovely well tended garden. Peaceful and colorful in spring.

Thank Reasonable50
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We were drawn to this garden by the beautiful magnolia blooms. All of the trees were in full bloom when we were there, such an amazing place to take visit and take pictures.

Thank dclmom34
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Loved this hidden gem. You can find it behind the castle. Magnolias we're blooming when we visited, and they just looked like new flowers had been planted. We did spend awhile here looking at the variety of plants and taking photos before going into the...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a stunning garden in front of the castle. It is worth seeing if you love taking photos in beautiful places

Thank Littlemisschef88
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This delightful garden sits behind The Castle and actually sits atop the National Museum of African Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and the S. Dillon Ripley Center (International Gallery). It covers almost 4 acres of land. It was opened in 1987 and named for...More

Thank Maggi713
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

A nice if not spectacular garden area. I've enjoyed strolling thru. It's not a destination spot but a place that is on the way to or from somewhere else you are going. Perhaps that's why it may be going the way of other sites to...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

A very nice garden to relax and look at the many flowers close to the mall. You should go if you like plants !

Thank Savinien C
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Nana O
21 May 2016|
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Response from PlatinumHoney | Reviewed this property |
Most, not all (the Newseum, for one, one of the best museum's in DC) museums are free, however, all Smithsonian-related museums, which are US-government sponsored, are free. These gardens are part of the Smithsonian. Enjoy.
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