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United States Botanic Garden

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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...more
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100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
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+1 202-225-8333
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Reviewed yesterday

The conservatory is two stories high and quite beautiful. The display of medicinal plants is done well.

Thank passionate-gardener
Reviewed 4 days ago

Next free place to visit the United States Botanic garden, well tendered massive amount of species of plants in a very organised and quiet place, beautiful to look at and wander around, well worth a visit especially the lily pad style fountain.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So much to see and free! Very interesting and relaxing. We didn't have enough time to see everything like I'd have liked to so I need to go back.

Thank ivegottafly
Reviewed 1 week ago

The US Botanic Gardens is an indoor series of plantings from around the world. They have thousands of orchids as well as many tropical plants, everyone will recognize by their products such as cacao, coffee, vanilla, papaya and banana. It is not far from the...More

Thank treehugger_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely gardens at the bottom of Capital Hill. It is small, but the plants make a great impact. Terrific all year round, but a highlight is the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas as the gardens are decorated and have special exhibits that should not be...More

Thank RogerDeanDC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The US Botanic Garden is an amazing place which I would say is more suited for locals, now that doesn’t mean that visitors shouldn’t visit but they may not be interested as the gardens are small and not exactly on most trips but if you...More

Thank llama_info
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always love heading to big city Botanical Gardens for respite from the hustle and bustle so was happy to check out the US Botanic Gardens in the National Mall in between Smithsonian museum hopping. The gardens are divided into separate sections, all of which...More

Thank WorldTravla7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove by on the way to the Capitol and the Supreme Court Building..it looks gorgeous...looking forward to visiting on our next trip!

Thank Odyssey218948
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family enjoys visiting botanical gardens wherever we vacation. DC would be no exception. We had a little trouble finding the front door (it is on the north side-Jefferson Dr., not Independence Ave.). We were greeted promptly and invited to join a walking tour, that...More

Thank Mark43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to relax. I have never seen so many flowers especially cactuses. Highly recommended.

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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.
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.
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.