Five kitchen, garden, and flower tools are in the Smithsonian’s collection, but they were once considered “women’s tools.”
Now, they’re up for grabs.
The tools are among five items on the National Mall’s National Mall Botanical Garden that were part of the collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Botanical Gardens from 1894 through 2006.
They’re part of a collection that spans the globe and has featured artifacts from the Museum of the American Indian, the National Zoological Park, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the International Center for Tropical Plant Research in Costa Rica, and other places around the world.
They’re the first collection of garden tools to be preserved and catalogued at the Smithsonian.
In addition to the garden tools, there’s a variety of other garden tools such as tweezers, pruning shears, tweezer brushes, and pliers.
The Smithsonian’s Botanical gardens and other botanical resources are open to the public.
They are also open to viewing and buying tools.
Smithsonian Botanical Collections is located at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
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