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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
100 Mayland Avenue SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
National Mall
+1 202-225-8333
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is quite a unique property to have on the mall, adjacent to the Capitol and close to the American Indian museum. Top notch flowers in bloom and always something special to see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We explored this place on a rainy fall afternoon with family. It was a great way to connect w family over an interesting experience! We especially loved the medical garden.

Thank Ge0m0m
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only went into the conservatory, which was great! It is divided into sections such as desert, tropical, Hawaiian etc. Unfortunately at least 2-3 of the exibits were closed, which is why I have only rated as "very good" - I'm sure they would have...More

Thank Flyer311982
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very small place but there is a bit much to see, specially if you are into plants. There are segments like tropical, Hawaii, or dessert. The real cocoa tree in there is very nice to see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit..... especially the medicinal section. Very interesting.. the different plants used for medical purposes!

Thank southerner1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a cute place. A bit small when compared to other botanical gardens that I have visited but still worth the trip if you are around the National Mall.And it is free!

Thank Lorrane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect activity to do with friends and family, especially if you want to escape the outdoor weather. You can be in the desert and the jungle, all within an hour. A special treat, not usually found in botanic gardens, is plant-related art. It is...More

Thank Laraine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Naming this the US Botanic Garden is really misleading. The size and is much more on a city scale than national. While small it is nicely laid out.

Thank skatecreekrd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommendable, the entrance is free, it has a weird parking, only with permit but the installations are comforting, plants all around the world. You even have a second floor level where to watch the greenhouse from top.

Thank Franco_Reviewer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such beautifull flowers and plants. The orchids are such... the way everything is organized... lovelly

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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.