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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 yesterday via mobile

Experience nature instead of shopping malls. Instead of weekend shopping trips between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I recommend experiencing nature with a few family and friends. The Botanic Gardens are free, flexible, festive, warm, and very green. Design your own journey through this beautiful DC Landmark....More

Thank MonecaPW
Reviewed 3 days ago

a lady on the street recommended this and we are so thankful simply beautiful It was nice to see all the holiday decorations

Thank RodgersFamilia
Reviewed 4 days ago

Before you go in the Botanical Garden, walk the outside gardens (assuming its not winter). Very beautiful and complete garden. Dont miss it, if you love gardens.

Thank Gilberto O
Reviewed 1 week ago

During the holidays the botanical garden has it's famous train exhibit with the plant based roadside attractions and DC landmarks. If this isn't enough for you the holiday displays are great, the botanical painting on the wall are spectacular. This is one of my favorite...More

Thank esopus35
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trees and poinsettias are so beautiful! We couldn’t take enough photos! We saw several poinsettias that will be available for purchase in the next several years!

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited several botanic gardens throughout the world, and I must confess that this location is a can't miss! It would take several pages to detail all of the wonderful things that we experienced during our visit. Don't miss it!

Thank jmiranda2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit year-round but think Christmas is the best time to visit. Because it is indoors and climate controlled, the garden is as green in winter as in summer. But at Christmas you have other bonuses. First of all, the collection of poinsettia varieties is...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great way to spend an early December Sunday afternoon in the city. The plant based train exhibit and monument replicas were absolutely superb. I am still blown away thinking about how corn husks, pistachio shells and even fungus were manipulated to create...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens were set up well, there was a flow to the arrangement that made sense if you were taking the time to read the signs. We visited the day after Thanksgiving. We found out from one of the staff that this is their busiest...More

Thank Nyrken
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun for all kids. Several trains running through at different levels (bridges overhead and tunnels too) so always something to look at. Colorful with holiday lights, plenty of benches if need to sit, and photo opportunities. Also good space for strollers, but prepare for...More

Thank Angela R
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Kim M
27 November 2017|
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Response from JP C | Reviewed this property |
The Botanic Garden is part of the Smithsonian Museum; there is never a cost to enter.
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