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The United States Botanic Garden works to convey to visitors the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to the earth’s fragile ecosystems. Originally a vision of George Washington’s, the museum was established in 1820, making it one of the oldest botanical gardens in the United States.

The museum includes indoor and outdoor spaces, each dedicated to varying landscapes and climates. Indoors you will find the jungle, desert and primeval plants across a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes and smells. The National Garden outside features a regional garden of Mid-Atlantic plants, the First Ladies Water Garden and a Rose Garden.

There is also wide array of exhibits offered throughout the year, so consult their events calendar before visiting.

Racertrips™ Tips

  • The park is open from 10 am to 5 pm daily and is free to the public.
  • The easiest way to visit the park is by taking the Metro to the Federal Center SW Station. It is accessible from the Orange, Blue or Silver lines.

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      1 Review for United States Botanic Garden

      Robert

      13 Reviews

      Great plants

      5/ 5

      Botanical Gardens takes about 3 hours to walk through… but you’ll experience rooms that feature tropical trees, Hawaiian plants, desert locals and everything in between. Just eat before you go as no food is on site

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