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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Small, but wort visiting

We didn't even know it was here. We just stumbled across it and we're glad we did. The garden is small but, nonetheless, interesting with pocket-sized 'environments' from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't even know it was here. We just stumbled across it and we're glad we did. The garden is small but, nonetheless, interesting with pocket-sized 'environments' from around the world including a central rainforest section with a canopy walkway. The external gardens are neat, but not spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable family time walking around here. It was nice to see some living things after days of looking at artifacts. Make sure you find the Children's Garden area if you you kids with you. They had watering cans, a small bamboo forest and meandering paths. It was the perfect place to get everyone recharged for more museums.

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This botanical garden is a good visit that will not take much of your time. I did expect a larger garden given its the national garden with varieties of plants from all over the U.S. It's in walking distance from the U.S. Capital. The attraction is free of charge and is easily walked through in about 30 minutes. The orchids... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Entering this beautiful building, you are greeted by volunteers ready to answer any questions you may have. Go through the next doorway and you will become emersed into the world of greenery small medium, through gigantic. Watery troughs create peaceful music as you stroll through the many layers. Each section have wide varieties of species of plants of specific ares.... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful! Can't say enough about the gorgeous plants and flowers. The orchid room is not something we'll soon forget. ;)

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Honestly, I was a little underwhelmed. I've been to numerous botanical gardens and this one was just so-so. It was pretty, well maintained and organized. The staff was friendly and helpful. There are many places in DC that I would visit again, this is not one of them.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited here on a Saturday. I thought it was crowded and the walkways are narrow. We had a great time exploring the gardens. They had many different flowers from the gardens we usually visit. This is not a huge building and does not take long to do. As we were there in the summer, the outside gardens were also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Relatively small botanic garden with nice flowers and plants - but really nothing special. We entered attracted by the huge advert of roots exhibition. Nothing extraordinary.

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East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Wasn't expecting it to be so enjoyable but all the different sections were well explained and well cared for. Ok a very hot day, the mister in the children's section appealed to everyone. The conservatory closes before the outdoor gardens. Great landscaping and sculptures outside for photo ops. Elevator to catwalk available so accessible to all.

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband and I visited the U.S. Botanic Gardens after finishing up a nearby Capitol Tour. It was a great place to explore while resting our weary legs. All of the plants are well marked, their are employees abound, many engaged in programs that you are invited to join. The orchids and high walkway were the most interesting to us,... More 

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