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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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We visited right after Christmas, and the poinsettias on display were impressive. There's a picturesque bridge over a brook. Lots of orchids and cactus plants. It is compact, but not too crowded for its proximity to the capital. And it's FREE! We will return whenever...More
The government was shut down (and therefore most of the Smithsonians) but the Botanical Garden was open - and warm! We spent a while wandering around and through the indoor gardens. The tropical area was a great respite from the freezing, dry January air. My...More
Yes, there are many beautiful displays but as you walk through the various areas, you’ll be able to associate different plants with where they originated. While we were there, a person at a kiosk was available to describe the cacao tree and it’s associated fruit...More
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