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United States Botanic Garden: Tours & Tickets

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
100 Mayland Avenue SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
National Mall
+1 202-225-8333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank abroadwithashley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picked up some ideas for native plants but on a whole, it was rather underwhelming. The Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, OH and the gardens at Biltmore are much more impressive.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Denise B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lorie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MLKinVancouver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank donnd386
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RoverP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David D
Reviewed 8 September 2019

This is a must for an gardener. Has something blooming even in September. The hour I spent there was worth the effort.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Christine S
Reviewed 8 September 2019

Wonderful gardens, great atmosphere, exquisite settings outside, and a lot to see inside! Don't miss this near the Capitol!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank sneto2015
Reviewed 6 September 2019

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.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from bailiej757 | Reviewed this property |
It's not really a kids attraction. It hardly qualifies as a national botanical garden being so small compared to other countries. Should be named D.C. city garden.
Kirstin E B
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Response from Hussam S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know ... But It's FREE Admission? & Open along the year except in 25/12. Notice: I saw this question only now.