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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...more
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We went over time at the Hirshorn, and had lunch plans with a friend on The Hill so this was a 30-minute stop. It probably speaks more to us that we get a bit breathless around plants, but so be it. That we only spent...More
Absolutely beautiful! Divided into different regional and different country displays and ornamental gardens. Great area for kids to interact and play as well as very informative sessions available during your visit
Quiet, full of plants, and only moderately busy. Lovely gardens outside, too. Quick stop inside in that it only took about 40 minutes to view the whole place. One could spend longer if you read all the labels, though.
We spent about 45 minutes here and enjoyed the very large variety of plants from around the world. From medical plants to tropical to possible species threatened with extinction to desert plants, ect. Most displays are in climate controlled areas with a modicum of outdoor...More
The gardens are a bit of a disappointment as they are so limited in size. Most of the exhibits are indoors in different climate controlled zones. There are plants outside divided into cleverly designed “mini gardens”. It’s all very nice but there are no real...More
It won't take you long to wander around this botanical garden but well worth a visit. It is nothing like Kew Gardens size wise but you will see some very unusual plants from around the States and the world.
The United States Botanic Garden is an unexpected respite from the city at the east end of the mall. I was there is the summer and relatively little was in bloom. I imagine it is more dramatic in the Spring before the heat sets in.