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Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
100 Mayland Avenue SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
National Mall
+1 202-225-8333
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Reviewed 4 days ago

During the Christmas holidays, the Garden had an exhibit of 30 train stations from around the US with toy trains running through them. The folks in my group were skeptical, waiting in line, in the cold. But, once we entered, pure magic! The train stations...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 6 days ago

After an Urban Adventures tour, we stopped in the Garden for about 45 minutes to warm up. (Bonus: It's open during the government shutdown b/c it's funded by the Legislature.) I joined a free tour for about half of my visit. So interesting in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChristySharf
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in town, visiting family we stopped here for a couple of hours to tour and see the Christmas train exhibits. Truly enjoyable, a lot of hard work went into the exhibits and they were a real treat to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Atomic-Style
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A professor suggested I visit the Botanic Garden as she overhead me saying I wanted to be a tourist in my current hometown of DC. I befriended an Roman woman at my local coffee shop and invited her to visit on New Years Eve. Although...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elyse B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite museum in Washington DC. This museum always has some wonderful some new programs, educational (including yoga,a garden for children, youth program, Night Adventure at the US Botanic Garden etc.. The museum is a living plant building, it has is own rain...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mariejosebonhomme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They wove the holiday themes throughout and truly did an amazing job. There is a huge variety to show, although the outdoor exhibits are limited due to the time of year. Still well worth the time. Line is pretty long for the train exhibit if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I am in DC, I always make time to drop by United States Botanic Garden. The orchid here are amazing in terms of variety, color, size. Benches are available throughout the garden so take a seat to relax. Unlike most of the botanic gardens...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank floraz224
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked by this spot and thought, "why not?" And it was really nice! the inside walks you through so many different climates of plants and flowers. It was a nice break from waiting in lines and seeing art several days

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alison B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since I only live a few blocks away I often go there when walking with my dog and or friends. The outside and inside gardens are world class.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We waited in line for about 45 minutes to see the trains and holiday decorations. I was a bit surprised at how short this experience was, but the rest of the building was nice, with so many plants being represented here.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kirstin E B
January 3, 2019|
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Response from bailiej757 | Reviewed this property |
It's not really a kids attraction. It hardly qualifies as a national botanical garden being so small compared to other countries. Should be named D.C. city garden.
Kirstin E B
January 3, 2019|
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Response from VVMomNh | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is warm and beautiful anytime of the year.
December 24, 2018|
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Response from llama_info | Reviewed this property |
I would not think so it is not busy most o the time it may be closed though.