United States Botanic Garden

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100 Maryland Avenue, Washington, DC, USA
www.usbg.gov - 1-202-225-8333
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HuBison HuBison
417 reviews
A nice place to stroll through Jul 27, 2011
Because it's part of the Smithsonian Institute, it's free. It's a tiny hassle to get to as far as the closest metro and parking, but if you're visiting DC, you intend to walk anyway and should be prepared.

The Botanic Gardens are nifty because you walk through a varierty of atmospheres included all in one building-the rainforest, the desert, medicinal plants and more. Sometimes they have special events there and when you enter, there's a separate room off to the left. I went for Christmas and they had a wonderful set up that included several model trains running through a variety of villages. For special events like this, you can stand in the long line, or opt to skip it and go straight into the Botanic Gardens.

Check out the website before you go for more information. Pack a lunch and eat in the outdoor garden or near the fountain when you're done. Remember, there isn't much close by. The Capitol is nearest and you can get some great pics; otherwise, it is quite a walk, but there are museums around and restaurants on Pennsylvania ave. This place is difficult because it is on the end of the National Mall so it is farthest from the rest of the museums, but not impossible to walk to.

I don't think you'll be there for more than an hour, an hour and a half tops if you walk slow and really stop to read all the info on the plaques.
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Andy99 Andy99
615 reviews
Dec 21, 2007
The United States Botanic Garden is a wonderful display of plants, flowers, and other flora. The Conservatory is located between the National Mall and Capitol Hill, adjacent to the United States Capitol. Many parts of the collection are descendants of exotic specimens gathered by the world-wide US Exploring Expeditions of the early 19th Century.

The Conservatory building is divided into several climate-controlled galleries. These include exhibits on Orchids, Rare and Endangered species, Medicinal Plants, Desert plants, and a Garden Court with two fountains. Dominating the center of the Conservatory is the Jungle rainforest in the glass-domed Palm House. The Conservatory was rebuilt and enlarged in 1997-2001.

Special seasonal exhibts take place throughout the year. Especially popular is the holdiay exhibt between late November and early January when natural material models of Washington landmarks and garden railway trains are on display.

I recommend a stop at the Botanic Garden during your visit to Capitol Hill or the National Mall.
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Rainforest at the Botanic Garden
Holiday season display in the Gard…
antigonewanders says:
The Botanic Garden is especially enjoyable in the winter because it is considerably warmer than all of the other sites.
Posted on: Dec 27, 2007
vulindlela says:
I did not even know that existed.
Nice pics!
Posted on: Dec 23, 2007

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