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Enid A. Haupt Garden

The Enid A. Haupt Garden is a public garden in the Smithsonian complex in Washington, D.C. Covering over four acres, it is situated between the Castle and Independence Avenue and has provided a welcomed respite for Smithsonian visitors and residents of Washington since it opened in 1987 as part of the redesigned Castle quadrangle.

A variety of heights, colors, and textures in this Enid A. Haupt Garden urn make for an exciting container garden.

The saucer magnolias in bloom in the Haupt Garden.

The saucer magnolias are in bloom in the Haupt Garden! #spring

#Spring may seem far away when we're under a blanket of snow, but the saucer magnolias will be in bloom before you know it.

The Downing Urn in the Enid A. Haupt Garden.

Well hello there! Edgeworthia showing some early color by the Moon Gate in the Haupt Garden #springiscoming

As part of its exhibition Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, the National Museum of African Art invited several African artists to do earthworks in the Smithsonian’s gardens. These are large sculpture works which use earth as material, motif, and/or message. One of these is ”Ala” by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Read more about the pyramid in the garden on our blog!

On view in the Haupt Garden: Hunger Ghada Amer, (1963 – ), born in Egypt, based in New York Earthwork in “Earth Matters” Site-specific, 2013

Saucer magnolia leaves are beginning to change color with the season in the Enid A. Haupt Garden.

The Haupt Garden parterre got a seasonal makeover! #FeelsLikeFall

Bee on Dhobi Tree in the Haupt Garden | by Flickr member Sara Eguren

Haupt Garden parterre in autumn | by Flickr member Karon

Andrew Jackson Downing Urn in the Haupt Garden | by Flickr member robej037

Succulents in bloom in the Enid A. Haupt Garden. Many of our tropical plants are placed outside during the summer months.

Hibiscus Tylene in the Enid A. Haupt Garden

Chenille Plant or Red Hot Cat's Tail (Acalypha hispida) in the Enid A. Haupt Garden.

Dhobi Tree (Mussaenda frondosa) along the Haupt Garden parterre.

The Dhobi Tree (Mussaenda frondosa) has white bract (or modified leaves) attached to its flowers to attract the butterflies that pollinate this whimsical plant.

Dhobi Tree blossoms in the Haupt Garden | by Flickr user desbah

Enid Haupt Garden | The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C.

Acalypha in the hanging baskets outside the Smithsonian castle. Also known as cat's tail and Chenille plant.

Moon Gate | by Flickr user An Xiao

It's tropical out there! (And we can't get enough of the Angel's Trumpet in the Haupt Garden)

The Enid A. Haupt Garden is one of the Washington Post's Going Out Guide's top ten D.C. area dates perfect for summer romance. (Pictured: Sculpture installation by El Anatsui)

A canopy of Angel's Trumpet on a cloudy afternoon in the Haupt Garden