2. Smithsonian and Gardens

The Smithsonian considers the landscapes and gardens surrounding its museums to be part of its mission and outreach, covering 180 acres on the National Mall and spaces inside the museums as well. The Institution has 64,000 square feet of greenhouses and over a century of archival records and photographs covering American landscape history. Even when visitors are resting and enjoying the open spaces, they can learn and experience what the Smithsonian has to offer.

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