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Address: 100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: 202/225-8333
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Leisure education
Description: A truly green spectacle, with a jungle, a National Garden with a First...
A truly green spectacle, with a jungle, a National Garden with a First Ladies water garden, a rose garden and exhibits on ecology and evolutionary biology.
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Lovely hour or two

If you've got some time to spare do walk around the Botanic Garden near Capitol Hill - after spending 10 days in DC I was beginning to tire of museums and being inside - so I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you've got some time to spare do walk around the Botanic Garden near Capitol Hill - after spending 10 days in DC I was beginning to tire of museums and being inside - so I decided to visit the garden and was not disappointed. The flowers are beautiful and gardens well kept. I would definitely recommend a visit to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous trees and flowers in creative innovative scenes. Great place for lunch. Open every day of the year (it's the only Smithsonian institution which is open every day including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day). Beautiful setting between November-March to chase away winter blues. Great place for photographers, painters, gardeners, landscape architects, or simply those who would like their... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The conservatory is small with "rooms" of plants from various regions. The main exhibit, this July, detailed how roots are so vital to a healthy system. It's surrounded by regional gardens of the geographic area. It's right next to the Capitol and 15 minutes then on to the next museum.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's hard to really rate a place that is not equipped to have adequate a/c in a summer such as we are having. I found the gardens beautiful, but it was excruciating be there.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Changes with the seasons so try to visit at different times. If you like gardening or just enjoy the out of doors, than visit.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love this often ignored attraction in the city. The US Botanic Garden is a small space near the capital. However, the indoor layout makes this attraction a pleasant oasis in the city.

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North Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed it very much. Lots of variety. I would like for it to have been even bigger. The grounds are beautiful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

First impression is this place is really small compared to others. You can walk from one end to another in less than two minutes. Still, this place is fairly well maintained which is why we spent about half an hour here. For us it is a good for a quick retreat and recharge after visiting two crowded museums in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I'm not a plant person, but I did enjoy my short time in the botanical garden. The plants are amazing, and the exhibit on plant roots was interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The botanical gardens are a wonderful quiet place to observe some rare plants from around the world. The central atrium has mature palms that have to be 40 feet high and catwalks where you can walk in the canopy. Always interesting exhibits relating to various aspects of plants and plant life. Perhaps not for thrill seekers, but a wonderful place... More 

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Address: 100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: 202/225-8333
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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