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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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A truly green spectacle, with a jungle, a National Garden with a First Ladies water garden, a rose garden and exhibits on ecology and evolutionary biology.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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
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+1 202-225-8333
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Botanical gardens was a quick stop on our way to the museums after a tour of the Capitol Building and The Library of Congress. It was a pleasant surprise as I thought it was just a small greenhouse but within each room there were...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the 1st stop if you park at the White House. Start early for good parking. To the right of the White House is the gardens. Walk through beautiful plants labeled for you to look up. Thry have a observation level over looking the...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the gardens while visiting DC with a group of teenage girls. They loved the beautiful backdrops for selfies (sigh). We found metered parking easily on the street. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank mamaluvs2travel
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited this place with two grand children apart from other family members.Both the kids were excited to see various plants .Some of the plants had fruits also.Rare plants were also there.One cannot see such unique plants elsewhere.Nice place to visit with young children.

Thank myindia2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

The entrance is air conditioned, so a good place to catch a bit of cold air. There are tours and you can self guide yourself. Flowers and plants from all regions of the world.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, you read this correctly. This week, if you are in the area, you may have the opportunity to see and smell the Botanical Garden’s corpse flower. During our visit, we learned the larger of the three flowers should bloom within two or three days....More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 5 days ago

Do stop in and enjoy this lovely oasis just to the south west of the Capitol building. Truly lovely.

Thank Sherry G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Most wonderful place to just wander about and appreciate nature from all parts of the world Plants and flowers unique and even rare

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has lots of trees and flowers plus a cat walk. It is a great place to take pictures and includes a coca tree which is what they use to make chocolate!

Thank Alssya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short pit stop near the Capitol. The "cat walk" is interesting and offer a different perspective of the plants.

Thank Matthew A
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seeversa
26 May 2017|
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Response from Krista T | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there are lockers there.
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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.
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Maggie P
10 August 2016|
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Response from Sharon W | Reviewed this property |
Any time and all the time...if you love to walk thru beauty...
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