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Enid A. Haupt Garden

Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20004
202 357 2700
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Ranked #80 of 248 attractions in Washington DC
Type: Gardens
Description: This garden displays elaborate geometric designs.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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283 reviews 283 reviews
224 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Enid a. Haupt Garden is located at the front and side/back areas of the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION BUILDING (locals call it the "Castle"). For first time visitors of Washington, DC museums, this building is the best place to get an overview of ALL Smithsonian Museums and its other attractions. You get FREE MAPS and can visit some limited exhibits of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Many opportunities for some great picture taking in the garden along with some museum opportunities.

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

After spending hours in tourist and kid filled museums, this is the perfect place to unwind. Getting something to go from a restaurant and eating in the garden is a great idea, and there's plenty of different plants for you to look at, which is like heaven for a gardener.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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140 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is one of those areas that you would rather not publicize since some of the attractiveness is the lack of people! This is such a lovely spot and it's just on the other side of the Smithsonian Castle from the Washington Mall - away from all the hustle and bustle. It's a lovely spot to go to get away... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

I have been here TWICE in last month. The first time, the Magnolias were all in blossom...WOW! Then just last week, the pansies are wonderful. There are so many different kinds of flowers/ trees.. something is always blooming. Well worth a visit. Did you know that - with TWO floors of galleries underground here - this is considered the largest... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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97 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The Enid A. Haupt Garden on Independence Avenue, a block from the Smithsonian Metro Station, is one of the most colorful in Washington when the magnolia trees are in bloom, generally in late March or early April. This year the peak bloom was around April 8th. I can’t imagine more flowers lining the garden paths. There were blossoms everywhere I... More

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Toronto
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This beautiful garden is tucked behind the Smithsonian Castle. Full of magnolia trees and flower gardens, there are benches available to rest and enjoy the garden. While there were some people there, I saw plenty of seating. If you are a gardener, this will certainly inspire you.

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HYATTSVILLE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Such a sweet garden hidden behind the Smithsonian "Castle" on the National Mall! Trees, flowers, a fountain delight the senses! Sit and relax, take a break from touring, let young children play a bit, hold hands, daydream. Really a special spot!

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Iasi, Romania
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nice and relaxing garden with so beautiful trees and plants. Splendid position in front of the Smithsonian Castle. If you are tired after visiting so many attractions on National Mall, you can take a break and sit on the benches from that beautiful garden.

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Washington DC
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278 reviews 278 reviews
98 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

This one-time parking space is now a formal, elegant garden. A lovely spot to rest weary tourist feet in the heart of the Smithsonian Museum complex on the National Mall.

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