This is a unique opportunity to see how Smithsonian Gardens creates exceptional gardens inspired by American cultural treasures. Take this exclusive tour of the thematic gardens of the National Museum of American History and the displays that tell the stories of a shared American heritage. Highlighted on the tour is the newest garden exhibition, Common Ground: Our American Garden. This beautiful garden profiles stories of culturally significant plants and how they have shaped American gardens. The tour includes the unique opportunity to see Many Voices, One Nation while guided by a curator in one of the Smithsonian’s newest galleries.
Lunch will be provided.
Please Note: You will need to pass through a security check-point, so please leave your garden pruners and grafting knives at home. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes as we will be outdoors for a portion of this tour.
IMPORTANT: This tour has a very limited capacity and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis only. This tour will eventually end up at Brookside Gardens. It will not be returning to the conference hotel.
Departure: Tours depart outside the Blue Room Prefunction on the East side of the conference hotel. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to departure time.
Additionally, the Association will not be able to accommodate participants driving their own vehicles to/from offsite locations. All attendees must board the bus at the hotel and return with the group at the scheduled times.