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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
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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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Go and see an outstanding botanical garden...........

This place is big. Drive around and go in side various buildings. I particularly enjoyed the specimen bonsai exhibit with trees that have been in existence for upwards of 100... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
lfbmonkey
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fort lee , new jersey

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fort lee , new jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is big. Drive around and go in side various buildings. I particularly enjoyed the specimen bonsai exhibit with trees that have been in existence for upwards of 100 years.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit, very peaceful, does wonders for the soul. Various kinds of rooms, desert, tropical, etc.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Restful and beautiful - a nice break from museumgoing, especially in the winter, since it's always warm inside a botanical garden. Take time to see the upper floors with tropical plants.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Made a visit here, partly because it was my late wife's favorite spot to hang out when I was at business meetings on Capitol Hill. I must say the peacefulness is wonderful even if you aren't a true plant explorer. Although the wide variety of plants is really amazing for those who want to check items off your own life... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A small Botanic Gardens, but rather dense with plenty of varieties of plants. It featured mostly warm climates, a welcome atmosphere during winter. The walkways are narrow and I imagine it can feel a bit claustrophobic if it's crowded. Not particularly impressive but well-maintained and a pleasure to visit especially if you want to step out from the cold!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Botanic Gardens in DC is one of the oldest botanic gardens in the US – Congress established it in 1820. How lucky we felt that we were able to see it decorated for Christmas. The gardens feature large, decorated indoor trees, poinsettias of every color and variety, and a fantasy train display. The lines for the train display were... More 

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Thank Maggi713
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into plants and gardening, this is a must see! No crowds but peaceful place to visit for a few hours

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a Sunday morning in January -- perfect time to go, as there were only a few visitors. Each exhibit or room is expertly organized and has plenty of explanatory information. If there is an outdoor area, we didn't visit it, but would like to upon a return trip. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The botanic garden was beautiful! Had such beautiful colours and all kinds of different plants and flowers. We loved our morning spent here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in winter and unfortunately many of the exhibits were closed. Kids enjoyed climbing the steel walkway in the tropical area but quickly got bored otherwise. Was a good stop to get out of the cold.

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