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United States Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001 (National Mall)
202/225-8333
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Ranked #27 of 252 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Gardens, Fountains
Activities: Leisure education
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Detroit, Michigan
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164 reviews 164 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit if you are in to gardening. We love to visit gardens in our travels and I get the impression that this botanic garden is often overlooked against the more welll known places like the Air & Space museum a couple buildings father down. Great differnt types of gardens and a nice outsie garden to wander around... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A lot of people seem to just sail on by on the way to some other interesting sight. However, the Botanic Garden is really well laid out and impressive. It is a great place to stop, sit, and rest your feet while taking in gorgeous plantings. I have been several times and there were rarely many people -- this makes... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful garden right in the middle of the city center. It has a wide array of greenery and beautiful exotic flowers. Early morning joggers seem to enjoy a run through the outside gardens, but taking a walk through you can thoroughly enjoy the beauty and the scents.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Reasonably sized with a variety of areas of plants. Outdoor and indoor areas. We went through it comfortably in about an hour and enjoyed the experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great little Botanic Garden in the middle of DC. Very peaceful and quiet, and the perfect size for a break on a hot August afternoon. You can walk around the whole thing in less than an hour, but there's a good variety of plants, in a number of different environments. Worth a visit, especially as it's free!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Visited on 2014, hot August. That was awesome! You don´t miss this peaceful and beautiful Botanic Garden, you gonna love, I bet.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited in May of 2014 and by far my afternoon at the US Botanic Garden was the highlight of my weekend in DC. Impressive assortment, a must see while visiting DC...

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Levittown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Unlike many botanical gardens, it isn't overwhelmingly big, yet it still packs in an impressive assortment of flora. This was by far my favorite place I visited during my weekend in DC. Very beautiful and peaceful, I will definitely be coming back here.

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Buffalo, New York
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hidden in plain sight is this wonderful gem on the Mall. We have been here several times in the past year and love the place. Well maintained and a great place to reflect or get some relief from a hectic day touring.

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Michigan
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Well marked and informative. Outside paths are a wonderful treat in the middle of the concrete city.

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