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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
+1 202-225-8333
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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 ecosystems. U.S. Botanic Garden campus includes the Conservatory, the National Garden, and Bartholdi Park.
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100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
National Mall
+1 202-225-8333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the different gardens and the ease of the paths to just walk from one to another. A great reprieve from a day at museums - colorful and educational.

Thank Jucasz
Reviewed 3 days ago

Right next to the Capitol, an excellent, quite compact collection of plants from around the world, zoned by regions and types. Well kept and displayed.

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed my visit here. If is very different from the surrounding museums and is outdoor. All plants labelled so it helps us not used to North American flora.

Thank Noelle M
Reviewed 5 days ago

To be real... It was raining and need a place to wait for the rain to stop... but then I discover this magnificent facility, a real paradise in the middle of the city! What a wonderful display of nature and so many herbal varieties!!! simple...More

2  Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can imagine that this is a perfect spot to visit in when it is cold outside. Beautiful plants. Doesn't take long to visit.

Thank JDumont821984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed looking around at the beautiful flowers and trees. My favorite area was the desert section with a variety of large and small cacti. We also saw cocoa beans on the tree as well as other exotic plants. Fun!

Thank TalSmh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and organized garden. It’s small but very educational. A lot of interesting plants especially herbs. Nice place to hang out.

Thank Pinay P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although relatively small, the garden has a nice selection of plants from around the world. It doesn't take long to view the entire property and the areas are nicely done. Would be down the list of things to do while visiting the national mall.

Thank B1713GTjamesb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked seeing all the areas of plant diversity and information on unique plants such as plant that are medicinal as well as those which are poisonous. They have lectures on plant topics but we did not have time to stay.

Thank grneyes56
Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't be happier that I saw this very beautiful and informative museum that is FREE to see! There was an exhibit showing how to make your houseplants thrive. It explained the components of soil and how to figure out the nutrient mixture on a...More

Thank DMEReh
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Becky P
1 September 2017|
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Response from NancyPolanco | Reviewed this property |
Hi Becky not sure if pets are allowed, I don't remember seeing any..
26 May 2017|
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Response from Rodman100 | Reviewed this property |
No lockers are available
Stephen R
21 December 2016|
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Response from Michele P | Reviewed this property |
If there is no line to get in, 1 1/2-2 hours is plenty.