United States Botanic Garden

Botanical Garden and Garden
100 Maryland Ave SW (Independence Ave), Washington, D.C. 20024, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 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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    Shannon A.
    "Check out orchid exhibit!"(4 Tips)
    AFAR Media
    "wonderful views of the Capitol."(4 Tips)
    Derek F.
    "Amazing free train exhibit"(3 Tips)
    Francesca F.
    "... is a must see, the rose garden is absolutely beautiful. I definitely..."(2 Tips)
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  • Nawon G.

    Nice Flowers, Plants, and Trees.

    Nawon Gyaltsen · 13 hours ago
  • Nawon G.

    Great plants!

    Nawon Gyaltsen · 13 hours ago
  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Revel in the beauty of over 4,000 seasonal, tropical and subtropical plants at this living plant museum

    The Ritz-Carlton · July 29
  • Paul K.

    This is truly the gem of Capitol Hill. A wonderful staff, beautiful flowers, and ever changing exhibits. A nice spot to dine al fresco.

    Paul Krzych · July 23
  • Brett p.

    You have to check out the regional garden on the side it's a real delight

    Brett payne · July 8
  • Miguel d.

    Neat space with lots of little nooks for different plant habitats.

    Miguel de Leon · May 19
  • Crista M.


    Crista Marchant · May 17
  • Niels S.

    I just come here to relax, also great place to eat your lunch.

  • Dale S.

    The Orchid room is pretty sweet.

    Dale Sweetnam · April 30
  • Zach R.

    Stunningly beautiful. A must-see for anyone who appreciates nature.

    Zach Rand · April 20
  • Pablo R.

    great for a casual date

    Pablo Ramos · April 16
  • Emilio C.

    The jungle inside the building is the best part.

    Emilio C · April 15
  • Rachel

    Beautiful outdoor gardens and indoor greenhouse. I am so glad I checked this place out!

    Rachel · April 14
  • YE JI L.

    오! 식물원!!!!!

    YE JI Lee · March 31
  • veronika s.

    A place you definitely need to visit!!!

    veronika siatka · February 9
  • 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
  • Mikaela L.

    Just beautiful

    Mikaela Lozano · January 18
  • Ryan J.

    Decent gardens with a wide variety of cultivars.

    Ryan Jorgenson · November 6, 2014
  • 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
  • Todor P.

    Not so impressive!

    Todor Peev · September 15, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kadriye Ö.

    Sicak ve havasiz

    Kadriye Öztürk · July 10, 2014
  • 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
  • Ron C.

    Bananas! And lots more...

    Ron Costigan · June 2, 2014
  • Yvonne L.

    Beauty to be seen.

    Yvonne Lee · May 19, 2014
  • Jenn F.

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

    Jenn Forager · April 23, 2014
  • Lauren B.

    You will not want to miss this one!

    Lauren Bacon · March 24, 2014
  • 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
  • Sam P.

    For a good time eat all the mushrooms you find.

    Sam Parker · November 30, 2013
  • Vladimir L.

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

    Vladimir Lira · October 18, 2013
  • Jan M.

    The botanic Garden does not open till 10 but if you go early you can enjoy the outside gardens before the crowds arrive.

    Jan Morris · August 28, 2013
  • Cassie P.

    Explored this place by myself but great thing about it was that it was free! Close to all the museums and the Capitol!

    Cassie P · August 24, 2013
  • Naciye A.

    I couldnt even count the different kind of orchids. Its amazing

    Naciye Aciyan · August 13, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Alexander M.

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

    Alexander Morozov · July 28, 2013
  • KakVseBylo

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    KakVseBylo · July 24, 2013
  • Everton B.

    Beautiful variety of plants an flowers from around the world.

    Everton Batista · July 23, 2013
  • Jessica M.

    Air conditioners by the restrooms are life savers in the summer

    Jessica Mascarenas · July 18, 2013
  • Omar A.

    Simply majestic.

    Omar Alvarado · July 17, 2013
  • Bianca L.

    Amazing, incredible, blissful retreat.

    Bianca L. · July 9, 2013
  • 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
  • Armie

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

    Armie · June 7, 2013
  • Cenk N.

    Closes at 5pm.

    Cenk Niksarli · May 31, 2013
  • Kristal K.

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

  • Le M.

    Short n sweet. Avoid big groups because the pathway s really small

    Le Minh · April 9, 2013
  • Jen K.

    Beautiful. DC go-to must

    Jen K · March 23, 2013
  • Michael S.

    Bring a camera! You'll be snapping pictures all over the place! Beautiful!

    Michael Sales · March 19, 2013
  • 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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