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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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  • Average6%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
National Mall
+1 202-225-8333
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The botanical gardens is a great place to visit. I am always amazed at the plant life that exists on our planet. If you go around the holidays the gardens are decorated so nice. Well worth the time.

Thank TimPickel
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stopped by the Botanic Garden to use the restroom since the Capital Visitor's Center was closed so they recommended the Garden as being the closest. We ended up spending about 45 minutes enjoying the plants and trees inside. It is a lovely setting with...More

Thank JP-in-MD
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Excellent! It's a great place to stroll through -- amazing that something like this exists in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city

Thank SevillesBarber
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The museum displays beautiful, rare, and weird botanical life. They are separated by climate, so you get to walk tropical, desert, and Mediterranean atmospheres. It's educational and fun.

Thank rccampbelljr
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Such a wonderful little place to read a book surrounded by nature and beautiful flowers. Might get a little humid but it's worth it

1  Thank Betty R
Reviewed 7 November 2016

If you are a gardening enthusiast, do not miss this attraction. I think it was one of our favorites on our three day trip, and we went to many venues. Take time to see each of the gardens, as well as the indoor greenhouses. We...More

1  Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 6 November 2016

A great place to go after or before your visit to the U.S. Capitol. You can take the Metro and get off at the Federal Center if you are coming there first. We visited the US Botanical Gardens in August when they had the special...More

1  Thank karenpammy2016
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I think this place is an overlooked gem. If you enjoy plants or are just looking to walk around you can't go wrong here. There is so much to look at and take in. It was a neat attraction that is free and it is...More

Thank PhoenixLlama
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The botanic garden is right there around the National Mall and a nice stop to relax and see some flowers. Staff is very friendly. This is not the nicest botanical garden I have seen, but it was well done considering the lack of space they...More

Thank pttraveller45
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stopped in to take a little break and were so glad we did. The gardens are peaceful and educational. Loved the sculptures around the site as well. It's a nice, quiet place by the Capitol to catch your breath.

Thank theladyknownascady
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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
Becky P
31 August 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..
25 May 2017|
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Response from Rodman100 | Reviewed this property |
No lockers are available