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August 28, 2018: A Hidden Garden in Washington


Last October I stumbled upon a hidden garden in Washington DC.   I wanted to visit the Sackler Museum but it was closed and being readied for a new exhibit.  However, nearby was the Moongate Garden which I photographed and had to research after getting home.  Hidden away in the Enid A. Haupf Gardens between the Sackler Gallery and Smithsonian Castle, the Moongate Garden is a small oasis of calm, according to It's inspired by the much larger Temple of Heaven Garden, a Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) landscape in Beijing.


The centerpiece is a black granite pool with a small pink granite island and walkways. At two of the corners are round granite moongates.


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