United States Botanic Garden

Botanical Garden, Garden
100 Maryland Ave SW (Independence Ave)
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 225-8333
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm


  • The garden is a living plant museum & was established by Congress in 1820. The Conservatory reopened in Dec 2001 after a four-year renovation,with approx 4,000 seasonal, tropical & subtropical plants.
  • Explore & Discover! by checking out upcoming programs at http://www.usbg.gov/
  • 3pm: Slow things down with a walk through the United States Botanic Gardens. Free tours last 45 minutes and take visitors through the Conservatory. Nearest Metro stop: Federal Center.
  • Visiting the museums? Security's tightened; many require visitors to pass through metal detectors & have bags searched. Some sites may limit which items may be carried inside. -- Green Guide Editor
  • Awesome space if you're into botany or museums. It's free and has a great selection of flowers and plants. Make sure to visit every room.
  • United States Botanic Garden exhibits span 150 million years, the range of global environments, as well as botany, economy and culture all the ways plants are important to how we live.
  • The Botanical Garden in D.C. is a must see, the rose garden is absolutely beautiful. I definitely recommend going during the week though to miss the big crowds.
  • Renowned for the rose garden, butterfly gardenand First Ladies' water garden, the facility has educational offerings too, including water conservation, composting and waste reduction.
  • Established in 1820, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. Check out this video for more on its history.
  • Gorgeous and relaxing (when it's not terribly busy) urban refuge. Highly recommended spot.
  • Amazing free train exhibit if you happen to come during the holiday season. 2013's theme was World's Fair exhibits from the past. Mini replicas of famous Washingtoninan landmarks add a nice touch.
  • This wonderful garden is often overshadowed by the surrounding sites. Nevertheless, it contains a beautiful collection of plants and flowers. Definitely stop by, and bring a book to read on a bench!
  • Be sure to take the catwalk through the leaf canopy in the jungle room.
  • here's a tip...see those signs on the water garden that says you're not supposed to reach into the water? yeah, that goes for your kids too...respect the beauty, keep em out of it
  • Definitely make sure you spend time at the Botanical Gardens. It's right off the mall, near the capital, and a beautiful escape, especially on a hot summer day.
  • Stunningly beautiful. A must-see for anyone who appreciates nature.
  • If you're packing a lunch for your DC tour, be sure to eat it here. There are plenty of tables outside in the garden with umbrellas to shade you from the sun.
  • Orchid lovers come to botanical garden. There is a special room with them.
  • If you are serious about photographing, reserve a tripod permit before you come!
  • This is a super romantic spot if, you don't suffer from pollen allergies.

Nearby places

950 Independence Ave SW (4th St. SW)
655 Jefferson Drive SW
Constitution & Independence Ave (btwn 1st & 17th St)