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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 today

I would say the ceiling of the main hall is 60 feet tall and filled with flowers and greenery. Several connecting rooms with different types of plants in each. Worth seeing and free admission. Has a restroom.

1  Thank kriveted
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I really cannot go to DC without stopping by here. It really is free ( as are most attractions in DC) and it is beautiful. The Orchid Room is my favorite, but not a bad room or exhibit in the gardens. I could go on...More

1  Thank levinwest
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were visiting DC with our non-English speaking in-laws and looking for things to do which didn't require any English to enjoy. The trip to the US Capital was great and since the US Botanical Garden is right there we stopped in. First off it...More

1  Thank sonja410
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located right across the street from the Capitol but you could miss it if you're not looking for it. A peaceful haven in the city but so interesting too. There is a plant or a tree from all 50 states. The mid Atlantic regional garden...More

1  Thank kindeltfamily
Reviewed 6 days ago

Everyone needs a happy place, and the U.S. Botanic Garden is mine when it comes to free DC attractions, especially with my kids. Winter tends to be a bummer, so I like to pop in here for an hour to warm up, literally smell the...More

1  Thank WalkingOnTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

I never fail to adore spending time in this place. It's old, yes, busy, but wondrous and educations and inspiring. Well worth a stroll, and if you're truly a plant lover, take time to go up and down to the different levels and just soak...More

Thank lisalickel
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place to explore and discover! Was on an evening stroll and happened upon the gardens and got to see so many different species of plants and trees I hadn't seen before. Almost all have some kind of plaque noting their common name,...More

1  Thank strudel01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. We went on a rainy day so only saw inside but would love to see the outdoor gardens next time. Inside there are plants from all over the worl, an impressive collection.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place in the sun too! We visited during a very wet day which made the indoor exhibition more magical. The staff clearly do a magnificent job to keep the plantings in tip top condition and the public areas clean too....well done! Worthy of...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone who loves botanical gardens, I thought this one was okay. It is a bit small, but well maintained with plenty of plants to see. It did get a bit crowded, and I got bit my several mosquitoes, but it's worth stopping by.

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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.