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A Guide to Smithsonian Gardens

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A beautifully illustrated guide to the colorful gardens that surround the Smithsonian museums along the National Mall, each unique in its design, plant materials, and purpose. Many visitors are surprised to learn that the Smithsonian Institution includes extensive gardens and landscape areas. All have been designed to complement the museums they border and to enhance the overall museum experience. Imagine having the Smithsonian's resources and knowledge to solve the problems that confront every gardener: holding four-season interest, experimenting with exotic plants, designing a garden that reflects the architecture around it, creating a contemplative space, recreating historic or themed gardens, and much more. The Smithsonian Gardens are wide ranging: gardens that reflect distinct cultural influences; a rose garden; an intimate, four-season wonder filled with a vast selection of plants; an ever-changing backdrop and contemplative haven for viewing large-scale works of art; an eco-sensitive Native American habitat considered an extension of the building; an urban space dedicated to butterfly gardening; historical gardens that reflect the classic American flower garden and the Victory gardens of World War II; a classical oasis that invites reflection and contemplation; a historic courtyard turned all-season favorite with architectural pinache; the greenhouses that support these gardens and the museums with orchid displays, seasonal interest, and plant materials; and a garden collection that includes both furniture displayed in garden settings and extensive collections documenting historic and contemporary American gardens.

Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition

Author : Smithsonian Institution
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The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.

Official Guide to the Smithsonian

Author : Smithsonian Institution
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The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.

Washington on Foot Fifth Edition

Author : John J. Protopappas
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The best way to see—really see—any city is on foot. The perennial favorite Washington on Foot has been compeltely revised and updated to offer 24 walking tours of Washington's neighborhoods. Familiar monuments and museums are all here, side-by-side with lesser-known historic sites and storied residential neighborhoods. Washington on Foot offers history, culture, architecture, urban planning, and much more. It's the complete city in a tidy package and the only "outdoor" Washington guidebook needed. Ideal not only for visitors but for locals who truly want to get to know their city. The updated fifth edition of this essential guide features user-friendly maps, architectural illustrations, historical and culture information, and much more.

Official Guide to the Smithsonian Third Ed

Author : Smithsonian Institution
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Introduces the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex, poviding floor plans for the various branches, information on hours, public transportation, tours, special attractions for children, and highlights from some of its major exhibits.

Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location

Author : DK Publishing
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Recommends plants that grow well in different sunny or shady locations, as well as those best suited for different styles of gardens and for each season and those noted for color, scent, shape, texture, or special conditions.

Guide to Photographic Collections at the Smithsonian Institution

Author : Smithsonian Institution
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The Smithsonian Gardener s Journal

Author : James R. Buckler
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Beginner s Illustrated Guide to Gardening

Author : Katie Elzer-Peters
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Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening is a one-stop, easy to understand, beautifully designed book with step-by-step instructions and photographs for every important gardening and landscaping technique. New homeowners with no prior knowledge of landscape care will learn how to turn their yards from weedy, overgrown patches to gorgeous landscapes that are the envy of their neighbors. Young gardeners or new gardeners will learn - the right way - how to take care of everything from perennials to shrubs to their vegetable gardens, ensuring success the first time around. This is the one book that every gardener should have on their bookshelf.

Gardens and Horticultural Exhibitions

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An online guide to gardens and horticultural exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Public Garden Management

Author : Donald Rakow
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The complete-and-ready reference for establishing, managing, and running a successful and sustainable, profitable public garden As unique museums with living collections of plants, public gardens offer visitors aesthetically beautiful landscapes combined with educational programming and scientific research that promote the value and understanding of plants. In the twenty-first century, public gardens are in the forefront of organizations and institutions committed to promoting the conservation of plants and their habitats, developing sustainable practices that support the environment, and providing green spaces where our increasingly stressed and urbanized citizens can reconnect with the natural world. It is critically important that such institutions have trained, knowledgeable staff members. Because of its comprehensive examination of public gardens, Public Garden Management is the ideal guide for staff members at public gardens, anyone considering a career in public gardens, groups starting a botanical garden or arboretum, and students discovering how these complex institutions work. Public Garden Management is an all-in-one professional reference and textbook that clearly shows how to develop, establish, manage, and maintain a sustainable—both economically and environmentally—public garden. Offering practical coverage of relevant topics, along with useful tools for reinforcing study, this insightful and forward-thinking guide is: Copublished by the American Public Gardens Association Written by a panel of leading experts in the field Filled with dozens of case studies that are real-world illustrations of the principles explored in the text Illustrated throughout with line drawings, figures, and photographs that assist in conveying critical information Students and professionals will benefit greatly from the management principles outlined in this book, helping them establish and maintain new and existing public gardens that engage, inspire, and connect with their communities.

The Rough Guide to Washington DC

Author : Jules Brown
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The Rough Guide to Washington DC is the best available guide to the US capital, containing researched coverage of all the city's historic and contemporary sights, full write-ups of museums large and small, and neighborhoods tame, tough and tawdry. Plus, all the practical grittiness that only a Rough Guide can deliver, this is the ultimate guide to the "federal basketcase" that is, to quote the introduction, DC.

Taylor s Guide to Natural Gardening

Author : Roger Holmes
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An illustrated guide to environmentally conscious gardening offers readers advice on growing wildflowers and native plants while saving or re-creating the natural landscape. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Guide to the Garden of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia Fairmount Park

Author : Zoological Society of Philadelphia. Gardens
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The Smithsonian Guide to Seaside Plants of the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts from Louisiana to Massachusetts Exclusive of Lower Peninsular Florida

Author : Wilbur Howard Duncan
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This definitive guide includes nearly one thousand species of wildflowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, rushes, and sedges.

Guide to Photographic Collections at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History National Zoological Park Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Author : Smithsonian Institution
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Guide to the Smithsonian Archives

Author : Smithsonian Archives
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Flowers a Guide for Your Garden

Author : Ippolito Pizzetti
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Smithsonian Intimate Guide to the Cosmos

Author : Dana Berry
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In Smithsonian Intimate Guide to the Cosmos, Dana Berry takes readers on a dazzling tour of the cosmos, from Earth's orbit to the farthest reaches of space. He complements the extraordinary images with clear, up-to-date, and straightforward explanations of cosmology—from the explosive origins of our own universe to the possible existence of countless others beyond it.

The Unofficial Guide to Washington D C

Author : Bob Sehlinger
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What most people know about our capital is just the tip of the iceberg--this book will show them the rest. The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C. gives travelers the lowdown on hundreds of hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Ratings, phone numbers, and hours of operation are given.