Archives of American Gardens

Smithsonian Gardens Image Library


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Physical Description:
35mm slides, photographic prints, negatives + digital images.


AAG Staff
The Smithsonian Gardens (formerly the Office of Horticulture) was established in 1972 to manage the Smithsonian's grounds, greenhouses, and horticultural collections including plants, garden furnishings, and artifacts. The Image Library began as a small in-house reference collection. The images document a wide range of activities including the construction and maintenance of Smithsonian gardens, landscapes, and interior plantscapes on or near The Mall in Washington, DC as well as special horticultural exhibits designed by Smithsonian Gardens.

Using the Collection

Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Gardens Image Library, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens:
Conditions Governing Use
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens:

Related Materials
Related materials may be found in the Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Stereograph Collection.

Archives of American Gardens
P.O. Box 37012
Capital Gallery West, Suite 3300, MRC 506
Washington, DC 20013-7012