The Gates into the Gardens at the Smithsonian Castle are now open.
Covering over four acres, the Enid A. Haupt Gardens are located between the Smithsonian Castle and Independence Avenue. DC is full of surprises, when visiting the Gardens on the Independence Avenue side of the Castle, you would not know it but you are standing on the roofs of the National Museums of Asian and African Art Museums. If you have time, walk towards the Capitol along the Mall side of the Castle where the grass is, and continue into the Gardens at the Arts and Industries Building. There are excellent opportunities for taking pictures of both the buildings and gardens in this area. To see some sample pictures of the area,