Smithsonian Garden Fest 2013 – May 10

Smithsonian Gardens will host an all-day celebration for its seventh annual Garden Fest, “Earth Matters to Smithsonian Gardens—Garden Fest 2013!” Friday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Enid A. Haupt Garden. The festival will take place in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art’s “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa.”

At Garden Fest, visitors can participate in activities focused on interacting with the Earth, including creating an ephemeral land art installation with materials from Smithsonian Gardens, making seed balls to add to gardens or a flowerpot and taking an ancient expedition through petrified wood, fossils, amber and agricultural tools. The annual plant container design contest will take place during Garden Fest; the competition challenges participants to use repurposed items as plant containers. Registration is available online. Submissions will be accepted until May 6.

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