Holding Plans for the Mary Ripley Garden

ID: SIA2011-1373 and 88-5566-3

Creator: Minor-Penland, Laurie

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: May 25, 1988

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: May 1988

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The Smithsonian Women's Committee's Valerie Burden (left), Mary L. Ripley and James Buckler, horticulturalist, holding plans for the forthcoming Mary Livingston Ripley Garden, once known as the Sensory Garden or the East Garden, to be developed at the east side of the Arts and Industries Building. The garden was dedicated in the summer of 1988. Mary Ripley was the wife of Smithsonian Secretary, S. Dillon Ripley, founder of the Women's Committee, and an avid gardener.


  • Buckler, James R
  • Ripley, Mary Moncrieffe Livingston
  • Burden, Valerie
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Smithsonian Womens Committee
  • Mary Livingston Ripley Garden


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Featured in Torch, May 1988.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: May 1988

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May 25, 1988

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