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

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

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

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

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.

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.

The city doesn't feel like the city when you're in our gardens. In fact, it is looking more like a prairie in the Ripley Gardens these days.

The city doesn't feel like the city when you're in our gardens. In fact, it is looking more like a prairie in the Ripley Gardens these days.

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

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

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

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

The Mary Livingston Ripley Garden wakes up in spring.

The Mary Livingston Ripley Garden wakes up in spring.

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