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“Visiting is like a breath of fresh air”

Enid A. Haupt Garden
Ranked #109 of 445 things to do in Washington DC
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Owner description: This garden displays elaborate geometric designs.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
274 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Visiting is like a breath of fresh air”
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 "rooftop garden" in DC ?
Don't miss it.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Magical Place in Early Spring”
Reviewed April 13, 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 looked, hanging from the trees above and beautifully arranged in the garden below, and there were plenty of benches on which to sit back, relax and enjoy the incredible floral display. The trees in the garden were predominantly magnolia, but when I walked a few yards away, into the Moongate Garden, I spotted one of the most attractive Japanese cherry trees in the entire city. Those cherry blossoms and the magnolias bloom around the same time in early spring. They’re not to be missed.

Visited April 2013
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Toronto
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“Beautiful respite from activity”
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.

Visited April 2013
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HYATTSVILLE
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“lovely spot”
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!

Visited May 2012
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Iasi, Romania
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“A beautiful garden”
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.

Visited November 2012
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