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United States Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-225-8333
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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 ecosystems. U.S. Botanic Garden campus includes the Conservatory, the National Garden, and Bartholdi Park.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
National Mall
+1 202-225-8333
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was a treat since we were walking from the Capitol to the Mall and needed a little rest. There are benches both inside and out and there are outdoor courtyards with themed plants and benches, We were pleasantly surprised by the displays and variety...More

Thank kay036
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Like the title says, if you have interest in Botany and want to capture the details apart from observing different plants species, certainly a place to go. Depending on the level of interest a good 2-3 hrs are required here. If capturing different plants then...More

Thank AdnanKakazai
Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you're in the area of the Senate, Capitol or Archives I definitively recommend to take time to stop by the Botanic gardens. The greenhouses are beautiful and very well cared for and it was a lovely respite from the busy streets outside.

Thank AKgrown_goes_to_Indo
Reviewed 14 October 2016

When you think of visiting DC, you think of the monuments, the Capitol, the White House and the Smithsonian Museums. This garden doesn't get much hype. We didn't even know it existed until our hop on hop off bus tour guide mentioned it (DC Trails...More

Thank 4meltons
Reviewed 12 October 2016

On Columbus Day, it was windy out and thought this would be a great place to take my younger daughter to. We visit other museums in DC all the time but had not made it to the Botanic Garden yet. There is so much to...More

Thank ihatehaggis
Reviewed 11 October 2016

It was a rather relaxing and fun activity to visit the Botanic Garden. Hundreds and hundreds of different species of plants some grown wildly in my country. For plant lovers this is a wonderful experience. Enjoy the great variety and it is excellent for photo...More

Thank ChinoWW
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is definitely one of the highlights of the National Mall. If you have 30 minutes or 3 hours, you can make a stop at the botanical gardens. It is beautiful to see all of the plants that they have in the collection.

Thank tman4lom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This Garden is certainly child friendly. My son was provided with an "Explorer's Backpack" where he embarked upon a Junior Botanist's adventure. I was impressed by this as it also afforded me the opportunity to learn much about the fascinating species on display. Washrooms were...More

Thank Stacy C
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We love visiting Botanical Gardens and this would rank as a favorite. Many beautiful plants and some we have not seen before. Many different regions represented.

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The conservatory is a very organized and well-kept space. Everything is clearly labeled, so you know where you're going and what you're looking at. The atmosphere of the different regions is adequate; I'm from the Caribbean and felt almost suffocated by the horrid humidity on...More

Thank Alicia_Boricua
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Becky P
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Response from NancyPolanco | Reviewed this property |
Hi Becky not sure if pets are allowed, I don't remember seeing any..
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No lockers are available
Stephen R
21 December 2016|
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Response from Michele P | Reviewed this property |
If there is no line to get in, 1 1/2-2 hours is plenty.