Wednesday, June 19, 2013

US Botanical Gardens



Started in 1850, the United States Botanical Gardens in Washington DC, is one of the oldest botanical gardens in North America.  It houses about 26,000 plants, including medicinal plants, orchids, and cacti.  The Conservatory was added later in 1933, and contains a jungle, desert, and primeval paradise.  Outdoors, the National Garden features a variety of mid-Atlantic plants.


The gardens are open year round from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is free.


12 comments:

  1. Can't beat free. I'll have to check it out next time I'm up that way.
    Good to hear from you, Sherry!

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    1. It's a nice place to visit! Glad to be back, Alex. I was on vacation, but admittedly, I presence is a little sporadic because of the move.

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  2. Only four hours away. We could see that one.

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    1. It's definitely worth a trip - and within walking distance of the capitol.

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  3. wow - as a kid, went to Washington DC quite a few times, but never knew about this. Next time I'm back East, I shall have to check this out. Your blog gives great info

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    1. It's near the capitol. You have to look for it though, because it's easy to miss.

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  4. If I ever get back to Washington DC, I'll be sure to check this out.

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  5. Looks like a capital garden. I'm loving the price. Next time I'm over visiting Obama, I'll try to visit those gardens.

    A peaceful Sunday to you, Sherry.

    Gary :)

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    1. If you see Mr. Obama, give him my regards. ;)

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