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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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A truly green spectacle, with a jungle, a National Garden with a First Ladies water garden, a rose garden and exhibits on ecology and evolutionary biology.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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 2 days ago

This is a nice stop to refresh yourself from all the concrete and marble! The plants are fabulous, and we enjoyed exploring the various biomes. Take your time to really look and read. There is more here than meets the eye.

Thank grandma80401
Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't spend too much time in the garden, but it was worth going into. they separate the rooms for the different flora, etc. that is living there. Beautiful

Thank SingerTrainer
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our Uber driver told us that he was glad we were visiting the Botanic Gardens because it's worth it and many visitors overlook them in favor of some the other more renowned Washington attractions. In fact, the Botanic Gardens were one of the places we...More

Thank T R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Several biodomes contained in one building from desert to tropical plants. Self guided tour through the different climates and indigenous plants of each. Heard about a Corpse Flower they have on exhibit that blooms once a year at night with a terrible odor of death....More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great time for the girls with a prearranged self guided kit for them to interact with and get to know what they were seeing. Its not just a place for pretty flowers!

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely visit to the botanic garden. A self-guided tour with QR codes providing information on what you're seeing.

Thank Tripsup
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you love plants this is a must see. The outdoor gardens are beautiful but the tropicals and desert plants in the conservatory are amazing

Thank Nels
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are interested in botanic gardens, this is a must see in Washington. I enjoyed the fact that there were numerous diverse gardens in a relatively confined space; i.e. tropical, endangered, desert, mid-Atlantic, etc.. The gardens are smaller than those in some other major...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised to find the botanic garden right in the heart of D.C. It's small, but oh so lovely. You walk from room to room through lush plants and magnificent flowers of all descriptions. Or take a load off and sit outside for a...More

Thank Adele H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a brilliant place to visit. Nowhere for a meal or drink, you have to go to another nearby museum for this. It is well laid out, in different areas of the world, with lovely flowers trees and orchids, excellent for 1-2 hours. Part...More

Thank JeffOP
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Are there lockers? We may have our baggage with us.
25 May 2017|
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Response from Krista T | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there are lockers there.
Stephen R
What is a good amount of time to allot to seeing the Botanical Gardens?
21 December 2016|
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Response from Michele P | Reviewed this property |
If there is no line to get in, 1 1/2-2 hours is plenty.
Maggie P
When is the best time to visit the botanic garden? Or does it matter?
9 August 2016|
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Response from Sharon W | Reviewed this property |
Any time and all the time...if you love to walk thru beauty...