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United States Botanic Garden

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Neighborhood: National Mall
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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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Beautiful, just plain wonderful

The gardens were in full bloom when I viewed the spectacular flowers and there were many butterflies that were gorgeous as well. It will keep any and all people entertained and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Ashburn, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The gardens were in full bloom when I viewed the spectacular flowers and there were many butterflies that were gorgeous as well. It will keep any and all people entertained and the flowers will engage your attentions with the colors.

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Goldens Bridge, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

On a frigid, windy winter day the Botanic Garden was fabulous. It was warm and sunny and like stepping into spring. Peaceful, clean and uncrowded. Exhibits weren't thrilling, but plenty to appreciate in the dead of winter. Too hot in the summer.

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Palm Springs
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Even if you are only mildly interested in plants it is definitely worth a visit. It's climate controlled which is a plus and won't take more than an hour to visit. It's pretty interesting...

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you love plants like I do, you will love this place! It's broken up by areas like jungle, desert, etc. So many unique plants to see, and beautiful. Be aware though, it's free but there is no coat check in the winter. And the jungle is about 100 degrees. So carrying a coat around and wearing a sweater in... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very interesting array of plant life. Great place for the botanist. I would highly recommend this place if you are going to be in the area.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This garden is really small. Could be more inclusive. Just go to the National Arboretum...much better.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is right next to the Capitol. Do yourself a favor and skip the Capitol and go here instead. You can walk through the indoor jungles and be amazed at all the plants. It's a great place to visit in the winter, it feels like you're visiting a tropical country.

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Columbus, Nebraska
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What a great place to go on a winters day. The Botanical gardens is very welcoming with the warm temperatures and beautiful gardens. The first thing I noticed was the orange and grapefruit trees. The jungle was my favorite area. Don't miss the blooming orchids and daffodils in bloom. A beautiful place to spend the afternoon. Enjoy!

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I had a few hours to kill between meetings on the Hill and thought... why not?! At least it will be warm. What a great attraction! There are 45 minute free tours (check the web to catch them on time) and you can self guide using your smart phone. I belong to a garden club, so this was really interesting... More 

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Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had a reception here in February. I would love to come back in summer when the outdoor areas are in bloom, but the indoor garden was still a wonderful experience, and a quiet escape from some of the hustle and bustle of the National Mall. Good location between the Capitol and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. Worth a... More 

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