The Smithsonian Gardens main office will be closed on Thursday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
You’re Invited to a Gnome-tastic Holiday Potluck – Friday, December 11 from 12-3 pm
Join Smithsonian Gardens staff, volunteers, and friends for a gnome-themed open house on Friday, December 11 from 12 to 3 pm at the SG main office (Suite 3300, 600 Maryland Ave SW). Please bring a main, side, or dessert to share. Significant others and friends are welcome as well! Click the image to the right for additional information.
Information Security Awareness Training Requirement – DEADLINE DECEMBER 15
The deadline for completing the mandatory Information Security Awareness Training (ISAT) to December 15, 2015. All volunteers who do not have a @si.edu email address must complete this training. Click here for step-by-step instructions for the online training. If you would like to complete a paper version of the training at the Smithsonian Gardens office please contact Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-633-5692 to set up an appointment.
Smithsonian Employee (and Volunteer) Sale is Coming!
Shop for great holiday gifts at any of the Smithsonian Retail Stores Monday, November 30th through Sunday, December 6th to take advantage of an additional 10% discount, totally a 30% discount for all Smithsonian badge holders. Some exclusions apply: Discount cannot be combined with any other discount; extra 10% not valid on single item purchases over $300; Discount only applies to Smithsonian Enterprises Retail Shops (excludes American Art Museum, Portrait Gallery, National Zoo, Cooper Hewitt and online/catalog orders).
Free Flu Shots at the Victor Building Health Center
The Smithsonian is offering free flu shots for staff and volunteers during business hours at the Victor Building Heath Center (Suite C100, 950 9th Street NW – near the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery). You can contact the Victor Building Health Unit at 202-633-7990. Be sure to bring your badge!
This Week on SG Social Media: What’s Blooming in the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Our series documenting what’s blooming in the SG orchid collection is back! Click here to see the latest post on beguiling Bulbophyllums on the Smithsonian Gardens blog.
- December 8 – Holiday Wreath Making with SG horticulturist Christine Price-Abelow (ticked event through Smithsonian Associates)
- December 11 from 12 to 3pm – Smithsonian Gardens Holiday Potluck at the SG main office
- December 15 – Information Security Awareness Training (ISAT) deadline. Click here for instructions.
- December 15 – Holiday Wreath Making with SG horticulturist Christine Price-Abelow (ticked event through Smithsonian Associates)