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Enid A. Haupt Garden

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Nice small garden

We enjoyed walking through in the morning. They had tables and chairs to relax at. I especially... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diane K
Chicago, Illinois
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Nice Collection of Potted Plants Next to Moongate Garden

The Smithsonian has great museums, but that greatness means lots of people. So it is often great... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Liars N F
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This garden displays elaborate geometric designs.
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Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-357-2700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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

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.

1  Thank Mary T
Reviewed 10 June 2018

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

Thank TheWkndWarrior
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
Reviewed 16 April 2018

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

Thank DeeS9348
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
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
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

1  Thank sumergrlfl
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

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Nana O
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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.