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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
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+1 202-225-8333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I can imagine that this is a perfect spot to visit in when it is cold outside. Beautiful plants. Doesn't take long to visit.

Thank JDumont821984
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed looking around at the beautiful flowers and trees. My favorite area was the desert section with a variety of large and small cacti. We also saw cocoa beans on the tree as well as other exotic plants. Fun!

Thank TalSmh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice and organized garden. It’s small but very educational. A lot of interesting plants especially herbs. Nice place to hang out.

Thank Pinay P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although relatively small, the garden has a nice selection of plants from around the world. It doesn't take long to view the entire property and the areas are nicely done. Would be down the list of things to do while visiting the national mall.

Thank B1713GTjamesb
Reviewed 5 days ago

I liked seeing all the areas of plant diversity and information on unique plants such as plant that are medicinal as well as those which are poisonous. They have lectures on plant topics but we did not have time to stay.

Thank grneyes56
Reviewed 6 days ago

I couldn't be happier that I saw this very beautiful and informative museum that is FREE to see! There was an exhibit showing how to make your houseplants thrive. It explained the components of soil and how to figure out the nutrient mixture on a...More

Thank DMEReh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter warned me this was not a big place, but we really enjoyed it. The Orchard exhibit was not open though and that was a little disappointing. Was happy with it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of flora and fauna to explore in these two areas. The conservatory is wonderful and the walkway around the upper area of the largest exhibit is a so much fun. We really enjoyed our time that was spent...More

Thank karjer21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have vististed the botanical garden many times over the years and it is still one of my favorite spots in DC. It is particularly beautiful at Christmas, however be prepared for lines if you want to see the train display- skip the line if you...More

Thank Gibbome
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I actually visit the USBG quite often for a stroll since the gardens are quite nice and peaceful. The most recent visit I had was to see the blooming of the Titan Arum giant corpse flower. It's not very large but it has many plants...More

Thank sanzochu
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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 Krista T | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there are lockers there.
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.