The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Enid A. Haupt Garden
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° 53.26′ N, 77° 1.616′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Independence Avenue Southwest near 12th Street SW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Constantine L. Seferlis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Parterre (about 300 feet away); The pillars of the Renwick Gates... (about 300 feet away); Acquired in 1886 by the Department of Living Animals (about 300 feet away); Yinka Shonibare MBE (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Enid A. Haupt Garden (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Enid A. Haupt Garden (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Horticulture & Forestry •
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