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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
National Mall
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+1 202-225-8333
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My wife and I took a stroll through the US Botanic Garden on a hot afternoon. There were many types of plants from many locations around the world though there seemed to be a focus on more tropical and desert plants. I found the Wall...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

love this place. great place for a date, or even with a group of friends. lots of different plants to see. my favorite room is the tropics. you can sit there and just look into the jungle.

Thank Brooke K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I first visited this garden almost 20 years ago and loved it. I have since become a master gardener and having now had the good fortune of visiting botanical gardens in other countries, I was disappointed by my recent trip back to this garden. Although...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm not a flower person, but I just adore this place! I came here on a rainy spring afternoon, but can easily imagine a snowy February morning, or hot August day, or etcetcetc....there are different areas with different types of plants, all beautifully arranged, and...More

Thank therese l
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think a lot of people pass this place by on their way to the bigger museums along the mall, however, you should definitely stop in. You can see the entire place in an hour or less. There are a series of greenhouses to go...More

Thank Tony K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, our daughter encouraged me to visit when I was in the area for her graduation. This Botanic Garden is like nirvana set beside the chaos of the Capitol. Once I entered the Garden, it was as if I was transferred to destinations around the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice stroll thought the gardens - unless it is jammed packed - this would be for garden / flower lovers.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit after the cherry blossoms are over and wasn’t expecting much to be in bloom. The columns of orchids dispelled that thought very quickly. Plants are well marked and while many were not blooming at this time the trees and shrubs that were did...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The US Botanical Gardens is one of the many free attractions to enjoy in Washington D.C. It is small and easy to navigate. There are many colorful plants in and out of the conservatory. It is close to the metrorail station, making it convenient to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I LOVE the US Botanic Garden! All of the plants are gorgeous and it is a must while at The Mall! I bought my infant and it was super easy to get through with the stroller.

Thank Nrsmel07
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Melanie B
5 May 2018|
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Response from roadwarrior96 | Reviewed this property |
no. the botanic garden is an enclosed facility. park your bike outside. near capitol end of the mall.
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Melanie B
5 May 2018|
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Response from bobU8601WK | Reviewed this property |
No, you cannot, but frankly you wouldn't want to. A slow contemplative perambulation is the best way to see what is there.
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Kim M
27 November 2017|
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Response from devinmd | Property representative |
Hi Kim, there is no admission fee nor do the tours have a fee. There are many tours — Conservatory overview tours are offered multiple times a day on most days and specialized tours on specific topics (like medicinal plants... More
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