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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
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+1 202-225-8333
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Lovely Oasis

What a jewel! To be able to step in to this little eden in mid-winter is a delight. We could have spent the day in the Tropical Garden: lush foliage, a small stream, delightful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a jewel! To be able to step in to this little eden in mid-winter is a delight. We could have spent the day in the Tropical Garden: lush foliage, a small stream, delightful humidity and birds singing. Just perfect.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy the indoor exhibits, with the different areas/climates that are displayed. They did a great job renovating the outdoor garden area. It is a nice place to walk around in any weather.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in front of the US Capitol is one of America's real treasures, the US Botanic Garden. This is easily worth your time. There are a number of different gardens inside, and the nice warm feel of the Tropics in the center can help you completely forget the real temperature outside. There are fascinating plants of every kind, including a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enter the world of beauty and wonder. Visit the various gardens demonstrating gorgeous flourishing Plants in each regulated climate. This is an amazing place to visit any time of year!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and informative exhibits with interesting descriptions. Well organized. The exhibit of medicinal plants was especially interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is the most beautiful place ever. One would think that he or she had died and went to heaven. This place has some of the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen. I would recommend this place to anyone. It is a must see if you are visiting Washington DC.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully arranged rooms let you get up close to plants from around the world. Each plant is labeled to allow for follow up research/quick web searching. Some areas of buildings have phone number to call with code to get more information on plants and native habitats. Favorite room was the desert with the amazing cacti.

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you're walking around the mall or have planned on coming to the garden, it is definitely something worth taking a look at. There are several different rooms for the different types of plants, but a few were closed due to the season. It was certainly interesting to see the different types of medical/fruit plants that were growing.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the best time here. I was able to see species I had never seen before. Great place for families. It was well laid out for ease of walking or with a disable person. The outside gardens had already went to sleep for the winter. I was sad the roses werent in bloom.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go at your own pace once inside. Right by the Capitol building! Went there and saw holiday display. Very easy to walk through. Just amazing.

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