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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 5 days ago

Recently renovated, the Botanic Gardens are a not-so-hidden gem on the National Mall and provide a respite from the other types of museums. You can choose where you go, what you see and how long you stay. Ramps and walkways make seeing larger plants and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a fantastic time visiting the US Botanic Garden! They had a cooking demonstration featuring winter squash. I'd say a group of 30 or so were enjoying - I came in late - but it looked fun and spoke with the prepares afterwards. Did a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This indoor exhibit is beautiful & breathtaking. So many species of plants and trees, even an Amazon rainforest with humidity and all. I loved learning about medicinal plants, even those that are naturally poisonous. It was all fascinating & beautiful. If you’re into gardens, or...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Zdor17602
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 15 September 2019 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 15 September 2019 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 13 September 2019

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
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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.
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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.