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News: Help Solve A Garden Mystery - The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Gardens


September 24, 2018

Bloomsbury garden, unknown location, 1990

Do you love gardens and the thrill of the hunt? Pictured is "Bloomsbury Garden" from an unknown location in 1990.

The Garden Club of America Collection at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Gardens has images of numerous gardens across the United States that need a bit of sleuthing to be positively identified. Some images belonged to slide lectures that were dismantled over time or simply never were labeled. Regardless of how it happened, they are a mystery! If this garden looks familiar to you, let us know by contacting the Archives at

To view more mystery gardens, please visit the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens Mystery Page

Photograph courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America Collection


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