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Enid A. Haupt Garden

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Beautiful gardens near the museums...

It was December so there was not much blooming in the garden but it was still easy to see how... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2019
Saint Louis, Missouri
Must be very pretty in summer time

We visited in November and Enid A.Haupt’s garden was very pretty...I can only imagine how... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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This garden displays elaborate geometric designs.
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Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

It was December so there was not much blooming in the garden but it was still easy to see how wonderful this place must be in spring and summer. It's a good sized area with a brick walk path that takes you thru the flower...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We visited in November and Enid A.Haupt’s garden was very pretty...I can only imagine how picturesque its flower beds are in spring and summer. Enid A.Haupt was very enthusiastic about making this garden a beautiful green respite and actively participated in its design making sure...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely wee garden. Great walk with my wife. All the staff we ran into were very nice. Very close to the metro station.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

I stumbled upon this beautiful garden while walking to the National Gallery of Art. It is small just 4 acres divided into 3 different gardens. It is worth seeing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

It is a pretty garden but really small in my opinion. If you are around the Smithsoniam building you can't miss it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lorrane C
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Situated behind the Smithsonian Castle, the Enid Haupt gardens offer a respite from the crowds on the mall. About 4 acres worth of gardens offer some nice areas to find some peace and quiet. Get your Zen on in the Moongate garden which is inspired...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Easy to walk through as one walks the Mall. It is peaceful and has plants I have never seen before. Enjoyable break.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed walking through in the morning. They had tables and chairs to relax at. I especially liked the tropical potted plants they had brought out to the garden in the summer heat.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diane K
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The Smithsonian has great museums, but that greatness means lots of people. So it is often great to be able to smell the roses so to speak, and visiting the Moongate Garden is one way to do that behind the castle and near the Sackler/Freer...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Liars N F
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Sightseeing is exhausting. The Enid Haupt garden is a wonderful spot for a respite. The plantings are diverse, labeled and extensive making the garden a visual feast for the eyes and a lovely place to rest and catch your breath.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.