We really enjoyed walking through the Botanic Garden. The temporary exhibition on Orchids was well-done.
I must say: "As an avid gardener myself, I was totally captivated" with the ambience and beauty of the United States Botanic Garden. First of all, the Historic Essence of the Building itself is breathtaking. The massive amount of orchids was so wonderful. We were running a little short on time so we had to make it a brief trip.... More
This is not the most extensive Botanical Garden in the US but as a lovely respite in the city it is great. They had a lovely orchid show when I was there and it was nice to stroll the rest of the greenhouses. Make sure you see Bartholdi Park "behind it". It has a large sculpture by Bartholdi, the artist... More
Loved all the different varieties of Orchids. The music tracks playing were nicely selected. There was a man sitting there at a table with what appeared to me information about Orchids, but he never spoke to anyone and never offered to provide any information, even when approached. Not sure why he was there.
If you love plants the Botanic Garden is a must! We just returned from our second trip to the Washington DC landmark at the base of the Capitol and will happily visit again and again. The orchids were blooming and beautiful, some late cacti too and the other plants appeared well cared for and flourishing. Our first visit was very... More
I am not the biggest fan of just walking around looking at plants but the botanic gardens were not like this at all! There is a tree top walk that you can take in the main room which is fantastic! There are so many different rooms to walk through that have a wealth of information. The gardens outside are also... More
As a child, my mother used to take me and my sister here. I visited some years ago and it was beautiful. I dont know what made me want to visit again but wow.... so glad that I did. The Orchid Symphony was on display and oh my gosh... it took my breath away. I love visiting gardens and I... More
Great visit, you can take as long or as little time you want! Phenomenal orchids! Everything is labeled for us non- gardeners... Making the trip interesting to everyone!
It was snowing and blowing the day we visited the capital. We did not originally intend to visit the botanical garden we went in because of the cold intending to stay just long enough to warm up. But it was so interesting we stayed much longer. The displays were quite fascinating. Even our young teen boys were captivated. The Orchid... More
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