Remove Ads
4.8
12 votes

Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

900 Jefferson drive, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20024 USA

Free
Free to Visit
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Outdoor
    Seating
Add to Trip

Heads up!

Due to the spread of COVID-19, some points of interest may be closed or have restrictions. Please stay safe and call ahead to get the latest information.

Remove Ads

“A quiet oasis with a distinctive sense of intimacy and informality”

  The Mary Livingston Ripley Garden was the inspiration of Mrs. S. Dillon Ripley, lifelong plant scholar-collector, active gardener, and wife of the Smithsonian Institution's eighth Secretary. Mrs. Ripley conceived the idea for a "fragrant garden" on the eastern border of the Arts and Industries Building - a location that was designated to become a parking lot. In 1978 Mrs. Ripley persuaded the Women's Committee of the Smithsonian Associates, which she had founded in 1966, to support the garden. In 1988 the Women's Committee recognized their founder and friend by naming the garden after her. In 1994, Mrs. John Clifford Folger of Washington, DC, and Palm Beach, Florida, initiated an endowment fund for the support and care of the garden in order that it might be preserved as it was first conceived by Mrs. Ripley. This thoughtful gift was given with the hope that others might add to the fund so that visitors would be able to enjoy the garden into the 21st century.

Read More >
Add Review
Thanks!
Your Rating
1
2
3
4
5

Be the first to add a review to the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden.

Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

900 Jefferson drive, S.W.
Washington, District of Columbia
20024 USA

Hours not available

Problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
See More Details (3)

Dining

Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

Washington, District of Columbia
FastBook
$$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Washington, District of Columbia
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Fort Washington, Maryland
Washington, District of Columbia
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

North Bethesda, Maryland

Related Trip Guides

Remove Ads
14013372