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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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A truly green spectacle, with a jungle, a National Garden with a First Ladies water garden, a rose garden and exhibits on ecology and evolutionary biology.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 5 September 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a trip I would advise even those with allergies to take! One of the best and largest greenhouses I have ever been in.

1  Thank Candice L
Reviewed 4 September 2016

A quiet spot to relax and recharge after visiting some of the bustling museums. Also offers one of the best free maps at any of the attractions.

1  Thank Jeremy K
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This place is stroller friendly, but be careful with young children in the cactus room (obviously) LOL! My daughter loved it and so did the adults! Very pretty

1  Thank Stefani P
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit. We come here every couple of months and never get tire of it. I will recommend visiting around the Christmas holidays since it is nicely decorated. A most see if u are visiting Washington DC. This place is part of the...More

Thank brabo258
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Ever wondered what that green house looking building on First St. is, well it's a wonderful botanical garden. It's truly spectacular any season with flowers and plants everywhere. Strangely it is not very crowded by Washington standards of crowds except when the famous stinking plant...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Visited the Garden at the height of bloom for the corpse flower and yes, it does live up to its name - stinky! The Garden is quite lovely with plenty to see. Visit quickly or meander.

Thank NH_Mom_4
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Completely free of charge, which is great. Meander around the many areas and take in the beautiful gardens and sculptures. It's not massive, so won't take too long to get around.

Thank Katiefyn
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Botanic Garden keeps its facility in great condition. The Christmas show is an annual favorite, with lots of awesome scenes made out of natural materials, as well as trains. I love the variety of plants that the garden packs into a relatively small area....More

Thank rogerdc78
Reviewed 28 August 2016

breath taking, beautiful place to take pictures, take your time and the more you look the more you see

Thank Jeannie D
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Wow. This is a pure American treasure. In the shadow of the Capitol, the USBG has been there for almost 100 years. Small enough to experience in only a few hours, you could easily spend a whole relaxing day soaking in the flora and fauna....More

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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 Krista T | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there are lockers there.
Stephen R
20 December 2016|
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Response from Michele P | Reviewed this property |
If there is no line to get in, 1 1/2-2 hours is plenty.