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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
National Mall
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"plants and flowers"
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"orchid exhibit"
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"orchid room"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

A peaceful and beautiful respite from the museums. Worth a quick visit to reconnect with nature and recharge your batteries.

Thank Karl S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We made this site a top priority one day and are glad we did...what a nice place...not too big. Be sure to also visit the green houses right next store.

Thank Spicole
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The indoor display was interesting. It represented different climates and habitats, but it was crowded and the plants were mostly clumped together. We've been to better gardens and wouldn't recommend this as a must see in D.C.

Thank Tiffany C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice change of pace if you've been visiting buildings for a day or so !!! Huge central 3 story arboretum, displays of the various plants/trees we have throughout America. Well worth a visit PLUS it's free !!!

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love orchids and they had a beautiful orchid display when I last visited. The location is also good, close to many other attractions.

Thank ALMC27
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice place to visit. Kids had a great time. Map was confusing because we never did find the butterfly garden...

Thank Jackie S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Close to the museums, the botanical gardens are a lovely place to relax and take a breather. Find half an hour in your schedule and pay a visit. In common with the museums, entry is free.

Thank mabelEngland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ever changing and always beautiful. The DC Botanical garden is a must stop every time we're in downtown with friends. We love the place and the staff is always changing exhibits and arrangements. It really is a great escape from the hustle of the city.

Thank Don1987
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I know practically nothing about plants, so we decided to do the free tour offered, which highlights a few plants in each room and gives a great overall visit in about an hour. Definitely recommend!! Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and...More

Thank zoeylambeau
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Whilst visiting Capitol Hill we saw the signs to the Botantic Gardens and decided to explore. I would highly recommend a visit to this free attraction which provides a lovely haven in the city. We went into the conservatory entrance and explored the botanical plants...More

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Cheri B
10 June 2018|
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Response from panpanda | Reviewed this property |
We went 8 days ago when it was pouring rain and had a wonderful time inside the museum.
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Melanie B
5 May 2018|
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Response from roadwarrior96 | Reviewed this property |
no. the botanic garden is an enclosed facility. park your bike outside. near capitol end of the mall.
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Melanie B
5 May 2018|
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Response from bobU8601WK | Reviewed this property |
No, you cannot, but frankly you wouldn't want to. A slow contemplative perambulation is the best way to see what is there.
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