U.S. Botanic Garden - Washington DC

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Washington DC Tour Main Phone: (202) 225-8333

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Tour Reservations Website: www.usbg.gov

Washington DC Tour Address: 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001

The Federal Center SW Station on the Orange, Silver, and Blue lines of the Metro System is the closest station to the U.S. Botanic Garden. The Botanic Garden is also accessible via the Capitol South Metro Station (Orange, Silver, and Blue lines), but you will have to walk a longer distance. Use the map and directions below to find suggested routes.

U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC

From Federal Center SW Metro Station
Approximately 0.4 miles, 7 mins
Head east on D St SW toward 3rd St SW.
Turn left onto 3rd St SW.
Turn right onto Maryland Ave SW.

From Capitol South Metro Station
Approximately 0.8 miles, 15 mins
Head north on First St SE toward C St SE.
Turn left onto Independence Ave SE (toward to U.S. Capitol Building).
Turn right.

U.S. Botanic Garden

Located just southwest of the U.S. Capitol is the U.S. Botanic Gardenand Conservatory. Prior to 1932, both the conservatory and the gardens were located directly on the National Mall where the Grant Memorial is now located.

The Botanic Garden has a conservatory (greenhouse) with interesting exhibitions for children, such as a tropical rainforest. Here, you can experience the feeling of being in a jungle tree canopy by going to the mezzanine level. The stepped waterfall flows into a narrow river that is traversed by a wooden bridge. There is also a children's garden.

The Botanic Garden also has a National Garden which features a seven-bed regional garden with plants native to the mid-Atlantic Piedmont and Atlantic Coastal Plains, a First Ladies' Water Garden, a formal rose garden, and a butterfly garden.

Across the street from the conservatory is Bartholdi Park, a beautifully landscaped flower garden that has as its centerpiece, a classical style fountain. The fountain was created by Frdric Auguste Bartholdi, the French sculptor who also designed the Statue of Liberty.

There is an annual orchid exhibit, gardening and photography classes, and a variety of walks and tours throughout the year. During the Christmas holidays, there is a special train exhibit, along with miniature replicas of all the major monuments in Washington DC.

Guided Tour: FREE 45-minute tours of the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory are available. Check at the Visitor Information Desk upon your arrival. Groups of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 adults may reserve a free guided tour of the Conservatory. Guided tours are available Monday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Weekend tours are not available. NOTE: the Botanic Garden requires a 4-week advance notice for booking a tour. To reserve a tour, call (202) 225-1116.


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