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Spend a Sunny Spring Day at the Enid A. Haupt Garden

With the weather warming up, its time to explore new places. Take in the fresh air, amazing landscape, and a little history at the Enid A. Haupt Garden. It is tucked between the Smithsonian Castle and Independence Avenue, and it has been enticing Smithsonian visitors for over three decades with its intricate design, beautiful flowers, and peaceful water.

A little-known fact that is a rooftop garden, being directly above three art galleries – National Museum of African Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the S. Dillon Ripley Center. You will first notice the Parterre. Your eyes will be drawn the symmetrical design created by the beautiful array of flowers, pathways, and textures, which then draws your eye up to the Smithsonian Castle. As you continue your stroll, you will notice the Moongate Garden, which was inspired by the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China. This garden will be calming, as you are surrounded by archways perfectly nestled within the greenery. And the final destination, the Fountain Garden, will leave you with a sense of serenity and gratitude as you enjoy the cascading, shimmery water around you.

The Enid A. Haupt Garden is open dawn to dusk, almost every day of the year and is always free to visit. So they next time you are looking for a new place for your morning walk, head here.

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