Sunday, April 10, 2016

United States Botanical Gardens







Located in Washington DC, the United States Botanical Gardens is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. Established in  1850, it has grown to house about 26,000 plants, including medicinal plants, orchids, and cacti.

The Conservatory, built in 1933, houses a jungle, desert, and primeval paradise.

Outdoors, the National Garden features a variety of mid-Atlantic plants.


The gardens are open 10-5 daily, including weekends and holidays.  Admission is free.

16 comments:

  1. I'll have to check it out next time we visit DC. Especially if it's free.

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    1. It's nice to be able to see something for free!

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  2. I would love to see the desert garden. I miss living in Albuquerque and the beauty of the desert.

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    1. The desert garden isn't very big, but it's nice.

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  3. One more reason to take the fam to DC. And it's free!!!

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    1. There is definitely a lot to see in DC. If you get a chance to see the Spy Museum, do it. It's pretty cool.

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  4. I didn't know that had anything like this in Washington D.C. Maybe I'll visit there after all. I like to stay away from the commotion of the other stuff.

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    1. It's near the Native American Museum, and within walking distance of the Capitol and White House.

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  5. Hi Sherry - it must be lovely to visit these long-established gardens ... cheers Hilary

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    1. They are not big, but they are still very nice.

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  6. Beautiful garden. I love to visit them...

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    1. It's nice to have them amongst all the big buildings there.

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  7. sounds lovely. Had not known of this in DC

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    1. We ran into them on our last trip to DC.

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  8. I had to check out what was meant by 'mid Atlantic plants'; it wasn't what I thought!
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    1. They are definitely not plants that live in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean! ;-)

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