The Smithsonian Mary Livingston Ripley Garden is a street-level rooftop garden next to the Arts and Industries building. The garden is above 9th street as it crosses below the Mall. Known as a sensory garden, varied and unusual plantings are featured. A curvilinear walk passes by raised planting beds, designed to increase accessibility of plantings to visitors.
This view shows one of two espaliered Euonymus, which are located along the dividing wall between the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building and the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The Euonymus were transplanted from the Ripley estate in Connectictut when that residence was damaged by fire.
Keywords: United States, District of Columbia, Washington, Smithsonian, espalier, outdoor spaces, gardens. Submitted by Lin Goepfert.