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Victorian Garden Behind the Smithsonian Institution Building

September 27, 1976

The Victorian Garden, in the South Yard to the west of the Arts and Industries Building, opens. It is the work of the Office of Horticulture, and is the Smithsonian's first major horticultural display.More

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