Save the Smithsonian's Enid Haupt Garden!
Save the Smithsonian’s Haupt Garden!
If you’ve entered the Smithsonian Institution from Independence Ave., you’ve probably enjoyed the Enid Haupt Garden. The Haupt Garden is a small jewel in the National Mall and a real oasis for both tourists and residents alike.
An important component of the Smithsonian Institution’s proposed "South Mall Campus Master Plan" is to completely demolish the Enid Haupt Garden; the existing entrance pavilions to the National Museum of African Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and the S. Dillon Ripley International Center; and the Renwick Gates and Walls at the south edge of the Haupt Garden.
For more details, please see the recent op-ed in the Washington Post.
As a supporter of the Smithsonian Institution, I urge the Institution’s Secretary to re-consider the South Mall Campus Plan so that the Haupt Garden and surrounding architectural and landscape features are retained.
Respectfully, the undersigned