September 27, 1976

The Victorian Garden opens to the public in the South Yard behind the Castle to the west of the Arts and Industries Building. It is the work of the Office of Horticulture (now Smithsonian Gardens),  and is the Smithsonian’s first major horticultural display.

Posted: 27 September 2010
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