Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

A quiet oasis located between the Arts and Industries Building and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden is a horticultural display of hundreds of varieties of annual and perennial plants, unique hanging baskets, and unusual trees and shrubs.
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Spring in the Ripley Garden 2016.

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Spring green in the Ripley Garden 2016.

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Well, hello there! A Mantis and Ruby-throated Hummingbird checking each other out in the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden.

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The fall migration season means we host many feathered visitors in our gardens surrounding the National Mall. This week we noticed Ruby-throated Hummingbirds filing up on end-of-season nectar in our Mary Livingston Ripley Garden as they head south for the winter.

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Passion Flower (Passiflora x alato-caerulea) from the Ripley Garden

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A burst of color for your afternoon. Gloriosa Daisy in the Ripley Garden http://ow.ly/NVUrq

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We caught this bumble bee enjoying a cardoon blossom in our Ripley Garden. DYK cardoon is a relative of artichokes?

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The 2014 Ripley Garden green wall. My first attempt at growing vertically in the garden.

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The 2015 Ripley Garden green wall. Read how our horticulturist created this succulent masterpiece on the Smithsonian Gardens blog - http://ow.ly/PrGEx

Going Vertical in the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden: Year Two!

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We love spring tulips!

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The Mary Livingston Ripley Garden wakes up in spring.

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A beautiful image of the fall colors in the Ripley Garden from Smithsonian photographer Eric Long.

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Solanum quitoense, known as naranjilla (”little orange”) is scary in looks only. Spines and purple hairs along the stems give this member of the nightshade family an otherworldly appearance that would be more at home in the Addams Family garden rather than the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden at the Smithsonian. If you can get past the strange looks of the hairy, orange fruit, a fresh glass of naranjilla juice is a sweet treat.

Spooky Plants Week

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Gorgeous #autumn color in the Ripley Garden. Japanese coral bark maple (Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku')

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A sampling of fall color in the Smithsonian Ripley Garden, clockwise: autumn crocus, toad lily, castor oil plant, & lion's tail. #FeelsLikeFall

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Emilia coccinea (tassel flower) is a lovely & delicate flower. Photo by DC Tropics.

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Fruit of Solanum quitoense (naranjilla) in the Ripley Garden. Photo by DC Tropics.

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Coleus 'Black Patent Leather' or 'Shiny Shoes' in the Ripley Garden. Photo by DC Tropics.

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Fall foliage of Oxydendrum arboreum (sourwood) in the Ripley Garden. Photo by DC Tropics.

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Allium in the Smithsonian Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on a beautiful spring day

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Sweet little Narcissus 'Tete-a-tete' in the Ripley Garden

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Mertensia virginica - Virginia Bluebells in the Ripley Garden

Mertensia virginica - Virginia Bluebells

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Winter daphne in the Ripley Garden

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The daffodils are up in the Ripley Garden! #winterisOVER #springisHERE

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'Silver Moon' hellebore in the Ripley Garden

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