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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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Enjoyed the roses

I only wish it were bigger! The Japanese-styled gardens and the rose garden are great and there is good information available. Next time I need to get inside the greenhouses!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I only wish it were bigger! The Japanese-styled gardens and the rose garden are great and there is good information available. Next time I need to get inside the greenhouses!

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Raleigh, NC
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed visiting the Botanic Garden. It takes about 2 hours to truly enjoy. There are several spots to sit and appreciate the beauty. We visited in the morning before our train left. The plants are clearly marked and well kept. A true "plant person" could probably spend quite a long time here. I did notice that it would... More 

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Winter getting you down? Don't pay for an expensive flight to the tropics. This lush garden under glass is the perfect place to warm up during those cold, bleak Winters in DC. It's filled with palm trees and orchids, and is FREE. Besides, the exhibits actually teach you something on every visit. For example: did you know that more than... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum on the way to another. The exhibits were very well maintained and beautifully arranged. We walked at a quick pace through the museum and were still able to see most of the plants up close. The staff was extremely friendly and directed us to the ramp access due to our stroller.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Botanical garden is the place where you can both enjoy beautiful exotic flowers and relax after walking on noisy streets of the city center. In my point of view, the most beautiful section of garden is orchid room - you will see big and small flowers, flowers of different colors, growing in groups or separately. Don't miss this place!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

If you visit DC especially going to National Mall, don´t miss this place.It looks small from the outside but with two out door gardens and exhibits, you need a few hours to be here. Each room inside the building has different theme and different types of plants and flowers. The orchid room and the garden room are my two favorites.... More 

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coronado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Botanic Garden was delightful. I loved the special exhibition on roots, and the root statues in the outside part of the Garden. There were plant-life exhibitions from desert and jungle climates, an orchid garden, and a garden of medicinal plants, among other sections. This is a one among many free attractions in Washington DC, so it was fairly crowded.... More 

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Beverly hills, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

When traveling I enjoy visiting gardens in the area and was not disappointed with the US Botanic Garden. They have a path winding around the outside gardens with all the different plants labeled. The roses were just starting to open and I am sure when in full bloom they are outstanding. Inside take your pick of a region of the... More 

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Boston
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The National Garden is a quiet inside and outside garden area for looking, relaxing, and learning. From early spring flowers and flowering trees and bushes to a kids garden, orchids.... A treat. Steps from the Capital building.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very kid-friendly but suitable for everyone. Inside mega greenhouse and outside gardens. Right nearby Congress so make time for this, especially if it's a nice day outside.

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