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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Enid A. Haupt Garden

 
 
Enid A. Haupt Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 27, 2017
1. Enid A. Haupt Garden Marker
Inscription. A popular urban oasis since its completion in 1987, the 4.2-acre Enid A. Haupt Garden comprises three distinct gardens. The design of each reflects the cultural and aesthetic influences celebrated in the Smithsonian Castle and the surrounding museums. • The Moongate Garden (1) next to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, draws design inspiration from the Temple of Heaven, a 15th century religious complex in China. The Victorian–style Parterre (2) extends the Castle’s grand welcome through and expansive lawn and formal plantings. The Fountain Garden (3) located beside the National Museum of African Art, was modeled after the Alhambra, a 14th Century Moorish palace and fortress in Spain.

• The landscape design was a collaborative effort of Jean Paul Carlhian, FAIA, of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott; Sasaki Associates, Inc.; and Lester Collins, FASLA.
 
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
 
Location. 38° 53.307′ N, 77° 1.569′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Drive Southwest 0.2 miles west of 7th Street SW. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Enid A. Haupt Garden. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Enid A. Haupt Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 27, 2017
2. Enid A. Haupt Garden Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Nature is my religion." -- Enid A. Haupt (here, next to this marker); Acquired in 1886 by the Department of Living Animals (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Smithsonian Institution Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Enid A. Haupt Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parterre (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Enid A. Haupt Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson Downing (within shouting distance of this marker); The pillars of the Renwick Gates... (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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