Archives Puzzles: Gardening Like it’s 1976

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To commemorate the United States Bicentennial in 1976, each Smithsonian museum hosted at least one special project. And those celebrations extended to the work of the Smithsonian’s Office of Horticulture, now Smithsonian Gardens. At that time, the Arts and Industries Building was being restored to host a special exhibit, 1876: A Centennial Exhibition, which displayed many of the objects from the Philadelphia Centennial. To complement the large-scale exhibit, in the South Yard, behind the Smithsonian Castle, the Office of Horticulture created a garden with a Victorian-era design. 

The Original

Aerial view of the Victorian Garden, behind the Smithsonian Castle.

The Puzzle

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