United States Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Ave SW (Independence Ave), Washington, D.C. 20024, United States
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Closed until 9:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) consisting of the Conservatory, National Garden and Bartholdi Park - is a museum with a difference – our artifacts are the living treasures of the world.

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  • HISTORY

    The garden is a living plant museum & was established by Congress in 1820. The Conservatory reopened in Dec 2001 after a four-year renovation,with approx 4,000 seasonal, tropical & subtropical plants.

    HISTORY · April 1, 2010
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  • C-SPAN

    Established in 1820, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. Check out this video for more on its history. Read more

    C-SPAN · July 14, 2010
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  • USA TODAY

    Renowned for the rose garden, butterfly gardenand First Ladies' water garden, the facility has educational offerings too, including water conservation, composting and waste reduction. Read more

    USA TODAY · November 22, 2010
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  • M Squared Real Estate

    Be sure to take the catwalk through the leaf canopy in the jungle room.

    M Squared Real Estate · August 20, 2011
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  • Jonathan C.

    Gorgeous and relaxing (when it's not terribly busy) urban refuge. Highly recommended spot.

    Jonathan Coffman · July 10, 2010
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  • Meghan Kathleen

    Definitely make sure you spend time at the Botanical Gardens. It's right off the mall, near the capital, and a beautiful escape, especially on a hot summer day.

    Meghan Kathleen · July 23, 2009
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  • The Transit Navigator

    This wonderful garden is often overshadowed by the surrounding sites. Nevertheless, it contains a beautiful collection of plants and flowers. Definitely stop by, and bring a book to read on a bench!

    The Transit Navigator · September 25, 2011
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  • Armie

    Explore & Discover! by checking out upcoming programs at http://www.usbg.gov/

    Armie · June 7, 2013
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Visiting the museums? Security's tightened; many require visitors to pass through metal detectors & have bags searched. Some sites may limit which items may be carried inside. -- Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 13, 2012
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  • The Telegraph

    3pm: Slow things down with a walk through the United States Botanic Gardens. Free tours last 45 minutes and take visitors through the Conservatory. Nearest Metro stop: Federal Center.

    The Telegraph · March 12, 2013
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  • U.S. Capitol

    United States Botanic Garden exhibits span 150 million years, the range of global environments, as well as botany, economy and culture all the ways plants are important to how we live. Read more

    U.S. Capitol · December 29, 2011
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  • Jared D.

    here's a tip...see those signs on the water garden that says you're not supposed to reach into the water? yeah, that goes for your kids too...respect the beauty, keep em out of it

    Jared Degnan · November 15, 2009
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  • Rachel L.

    Awesome space if you're into botany or museums. It's free and has a great selection of flowers and plants. Make sure to visit every room.

    Rachel L · November 3, 2014
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  • Andrei P.

    It was great!! Lotta strollers and packed with families and student groups. Not the usual herd of tourists but definitely worth while a visit before it gets too cool. Fantastic green house architectür

    Andrei Ponze · August 10, 2013
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  • U.S. Capitol

    Bartholdi Park was created in 1932 and named for Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the historic fountain located at its center. Read more

    U.S. Capitol · December 29, 2011
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  • Kevin A.

    Nice and warm on a cold day

    Kevin Alansky · December 29, 2009
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  • Donna T.

    If you're packing a lunch for your DC tour, be sure to eat it here. There are plenty of tables outside in the garden with umbrellas to shade you from the sun.

    Donna Troy · July 31, 2013
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  • Alexander M.

    Orchid lovers come to botanical garden. There is a special room with them.

    Alexander Morozov · July 28, 2013
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  • Kristal K.

    If you are serious about photographing, reserve a tripod permit before you come!

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  • Hannah S.

    of all the places in D.C. that I've visited, this little gem is my favorite. Make sure you go up on the mezzanine in the Jungle section. Beautiful!

    Hannah Solbach · March 20, 2011
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  • Sallie B.

    This is a super romantic spot if, you don't suffer from pollen allergies.

    Sallie Beihl · June 3, 2010
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  • Derek F.

    Amazing free train exhibit if you happen to come during the holiday season. 2013's theme was World's Fair exhibits from the past. Mini replicas of famous Washingtoninan landmarks add a nice touch.

    Derek Fromson · December 30, 2013
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  • Everton B.

    Beautiful variety of plants an flowers from around the world.

    Everton Batista · July 23, 2013
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  • Jessica M.

    Air conditioners by the restrooms are life savers in the summer

    Jessica Mascarenas · July 18, 2013
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  • Omar A.

    Simply majestic.

    Omar Alvarado · July 17, 2013
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  • Zümra U.

    A great place to see the plants you'll never see again. After a hot day, AC and garden feel like heaven.

    Zümra U. Güler · July 6, 2013
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  • Francesca F.

    The Botanical Garden in D.C. is a must see, the rose garden is absolutely beautiful. I definitely recommend going during the week though to miss the big crowds.

    Francesca Ficara · February 19, 2013
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  • Olivia D.

    Looking for a unique place to study or read? This is your place..they provide a bunch of super comfy outside seating.

    Olivia DiNucci · October 14, 2012
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  • Kylie

    Great place to cool off. Head outside and soak your feet in the fountains :).

    Kylie · August 7, 2012
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  • Foster

    Great place to relax and get warm when touring DC in the colder months.

    Foster · April 10, 2012
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  • Shannon A.

    Check out orchid exhibit!

    Shannon A · March 13, 2012
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  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? The gardens were founded in part to house plants acquired by the Wilkes Expedition to the South and Central Pacific. It was on this voyage that Antarctica was confirmed to be a continent Read more

    K12 Inc · June 24, 2011
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  • Bob S.

    The garden railway was designed by Paul Busse of Applied Imagination in Alexandria, Kentucky. Awesome

    Bob Stovall · December 5, 2010
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  • Jim S.

    The train exhibit that opens on Thanksgiving and runs through New Years is an annual highlight.

    Jim Snowden · November 25, 2010
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  • veronika s.

    A place you definitely need to visit!!!

    veronika siatka · February 9
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  • veronika s.

    It has several different sections from different parts of the world with many beautiful trees and plant and it was really my favorite part of Washington, D.C.!!!

    veronika siatka · February 9
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  • Mikaela L.

    Just beautiful

    Mikaela Lozano · January 18
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  • Ryan J.

    Decent gardens with a wide variety of cultivars.

    Ryan Jorgenson · November 6, 2014
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  • Todor P.

    Not so impressive!

    Todor Peev · September 15, 2014
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  • P B.

    One of DCs hidden gems. A great place to sit and relax in the middle of the busy mall

    P B · August 7, 2014
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  • AFAR Media

    For most visitors, it’s less about seeing how plants grow than making use of the benches, tables, and chairs that the park has to offer—not to mention wonderful views of the Capitol. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
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  • Affinia Hotel Collection

    Located on the Capitol Grounds, the Botanic Garden features a variety of living exhibits and seasonal installments with environmental and educational features in the National Garden.

    Affinia Hotel Collection · June 12, 2014
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  • Ron C.

    Bananas! And lots more...

    Ron Costigan · June 2, 2014
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  • Yvonne L.

    Beauty to be seen.

    Yvonne Lee · May 19, 2014
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  • Jenn F.

    Hoorah! The Children's Garden and Southern Exposure Garden are open again!

    Jenn Forager · April 23, 2014
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  • Lauren B.

    You will not want to miss this one!

    Lauren Bacon · March 24, 2014
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  • Sam P.

    For a good time eat all the mushrooms you find.

    Sam Parker · November 30, 2013
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  • İbrahim M.

    Buradı başka bir alem :)

    İbrahim Memis · February 6, 2013
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  • Vladimir L.

    Зашибись! Приятно просто гулять там и дышать воздухом. :)

    Vladimir Lira · October 18, 2013
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  • Kadriye Ö.

    Sicak ve havasiz

    Kadriye Öztürk · July 10, 2014
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