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United States Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-225-8333
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Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile ecosystems. U.S. Botanic Garden campus includes the Conservatory, the National Garden, and Bartholdi Park.
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100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
National Mall
+1 202-225-8333
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited several botanic gardens throughout the world, and I must confess that this location is a can't miss! It would take several pages to detail all of the wonderful things that we experienced during our visit. Don't miss it!

Thank jmiranda2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visit year-round but think Christmas is the best time to visit. Because it is indoors and climate controlled, the garden is as green in winter as in summer. But at Christmas you have other bonuses. First of all, the collection of poinsettia varieties is...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a great way to spend an early December Sunday afternoon in the city. The plant based train exhibit and monument replicas were absolutely superb. I am still blown away thinking about how corn husks, pistachio shells and even fungus were manipulated to create...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens were set up well, there was a flow to the arrangement that made sense if you were taking the time to read the signs. We visited the day after Thanksgiving. We found out from one of the staff that this is their busiest...More

Thank Nyrken
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun for all kids. Several trains running through at different levels (bridges overhead and tunnels too) so always something to look at. Colorful with holiday lights, plenty of benches if need to sit, and photo opportunities. Also good space for strollers, but prepare for...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible. The best place to stop in for some fresh air, color, greenery, and a bit of old-world spectacle. It's rare to see glassed botanic gardens anymore, and this one doesn't disappoint. Take a few minutes to look at the collection of toxic plants.

Thank Cheryl E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you walk in get ready to feel enhanced by the aromas and sights. A beautiful experience in the middle of a busy city. Special exhibits are ready to open for the Christmas season, such as miniature trains, etc.

Thank joeisle17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The nice unique part of these gardens is the models of Washington DC icons made out of natural materials. The gardens are fine too, but small.

Thank bph19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We basically were only stopping here to use the bathroom, but the indoor greenhouse was really nice and sometimes you would feel like you were in a tropical rainforest. It was very warm and humid which in November is not a bad thing.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was surprised at how picturesque the botanic gardens were, I am not sure why :) but I just expected some plants but it was so much more and arranged beautifully!

Thank Melisa C
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Kim M
27 November 2017|
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Response from JP C | Reviewed this property |
The Botanic Garden is part of the Smithsonian Museum; there is never a cost to enter.
Becky P
31 August 2017|
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Response from NancyPolanco | Reviewed this property |
Hi Becky not sure if pets are allowed, I don't remember seeing any..
25 May 2017|
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Response from Rodman100 | Reviewed this property |
No lockers are available