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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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I must admit to you upfront that not only am I a black thumb, but I don't much care to name the five types of oak or sourgum or various other types of flora found ... everywhere. Finding rare types of weed don't do much...More
Obviously my taste is spoiled, as I live in Pittsburgh and compare every botanic garden with Phipps. But this garden is really small, and there was a strong smell of chlorine in the main hall. The capital deserves better garden.
We really enjoyed our first time to the Botanic Garden, and it was nice to feel some tropical warmth in February! We knew it would be busy, as we decided to visit on a Sunday afternoon, but wish that there was a better way to...More
It is a great spot to start your day of museums on The Mall. It's a big glass greenhouse divided into different biomes -- rainforest, desert, Mediterranean, North America, South America, etc. Beautiful and calming.
We went in February so the outside gardens were closed....More
I took my daughter here this week, we had a great time. She loved running around, and most sections felt like a jungle. They have a huge range of plants and flowers. As well as Tours, and events there. We were greeted by friendly staff,...More
The Botanic Gardens is a great oasis in the midst of a Capitol and Mall hike. There are special areas for various biomes, from rainforest to desert areas. You can get through the Botanical Gardens in 20 minutes, or spend several hours. My teen niece...More
We went in the off season to see an exhibit of trains revolving through models of train stations throughout the United States. Exhibit was made of natural materials and very lifelike. We traveled beyond this area and saw the building divided up into regions- desert,...More
This FREE garden has a wealth of information -- and labels on each plant -- so you know what you're seeing. On a very cold day, the tropical area is warm and soothing. Plus, if you visit in December, you can enjoy the annual model...More
We visited the US Botanic Gardens on a very cold but sunny day in January, and the warmth was very welcome. Beautifully maintained, and such a variety of plants. Papaya, ginger, kumquat, and so much more. I especially loved the ancient trees room and the...More
Where else would you want to be on a cold winter day but where the smells are intoxicating and floral. What a beautiful garden. I give thanks to everyone who tends to this magical place. What a treat !