National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with Smithsonian Gardens on Friday, May 11, 2018! Visit select Smithsonian Gardens between 10-11 am and 1:30-2:30 pm to meet members of our horticulture staff and talk plants. Smithsonian Gardens will also kick off its 2019 Let’s Talk Gardens free lunchtime lecture series in the Enid A. Haupt Garden.

National Public Gardens Day Schedule

 

9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Stop by the Smithsonian Gardens Table in the Enid A. Haupt Garden to learn more about Smithsonian Gardens, National Public Gardens Day activities around the Smithsonian, and get a free pollinator tattoo.

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Visit the following Smithsonian Gardens to meet our horticulturists and talk plants and spring garden design.

Common Ground: Our American Garden at the National Museum of American History

Landscape at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Pollinator Garden at the National Museum of Natural History

Urban Bird Habitat at the National Museum of Natural History

Victory Garden at the National Museum of American History

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Let’s Talk Gardens Lecture: Growing Berries at Home - East Walk, Enid A. Haupt Garden

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Let’s Talk Gardens Lecture: Planting to Attract Butterflies - East Walk, Enid A. Haupt Garden

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Let’s Talk Gardens Lecture: Selecting Native Plants for Pollinators - East Walk, Enid A. Haupt Garden

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Visit the following Smithsonian Gardens to meet our horticulturists and talk plants and spring garden design.

Enid A. Haupt Garden outside the Smithsonian Castle

Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden near the Smithsonian Castle

Mary Livingston Ripley Garden between the Arts and Industries building and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

If you have any questions about this year's Garden Fest event, please contact Smithsonian Gardens at gardens@si.edu.