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United States Botanic Garden

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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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With a great variety of native and exotic plants it is a welcome respite in a rather crowded city. Some areas were closed, so the full experience could have been a 5-star.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

With a great variety of native and exotic plants it is a welcome respite in a rather crowded city. Some areas were closed, so the full experience could have been a 5-star.

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fabulous place to spend and hour or so. Beautiful flowers and plants displayed in different environments and stunning orchids too. Main hall is a delight with hydrangeas, citrus trees and small fountains all under a glass roof. So glad we made the time to visit!

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

As I love flowers and nature this was my place. Told my husband he could just leave me here. Great botanical garden. Something for everyone. Just loved it

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Bellemont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This was such a refreshing reprieve from spending so much time in museums! It's absolutely beautiful! My 14 year old son didn't want to go but once we were there, he didn't want to leave. The garden was one of my favorite things to visit while in DC!

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Timmins, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Beautiful orchids, a variety of garden displays. Some were not open unfortunately. Wonderful exhibit while we were there in March - The Secret Life of Roots. While visiting all the sights in Washington, this is a great place to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature in the thick of downtown.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Different types of gardens. Loved the entry area and outside the most. Don't miss this, it is beautiful. Enjoyed going into the canopy of the tropical zone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I loved the display of orchids. So pretty and arranged so lovely that I am going back home to buy more for myself as I already have lots but now want more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

A treasure off the beaten track. It is a drive from the other main attractions in DC but well worth the trip! Gardens are phenomenal, everything is labeled and we sat for a talk which was very professionally done. A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The Botanic Garden has always been one of my favorite DC attractions, especially as very few people know about it or take time to explore it. This is especially true after a significant renovation a few years ago. It is a very peaceful and beautiful oasis in the middle of the Capitol Hill beehive. It has several distinct climate and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

During our visit nothing was really in bloom outside. But inside was a different story. Definitely make some time to visit. Beautiful and unusual plants and flowers. Lots of signage to stop and read. I'd go again.

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