Explore Plants from Around the World at the United States Botanic Garden

The United States Botanic Garden, situated towards the eastern end of the National Mall, is a living plant museum informing visitors about the importance of plants to the well-being of Earth’s ecosystems. Established by Congress in 1820, it is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America and is home to more than 10,000 living specimens, some of them over 165 years old. From roses to orchids, the rainforests to the Mid-Atlantic, and rare and endangered plants to typical home garden flowers, you will find an array of plants and environments in their exhibits and gardens.

The facility includes indoor gardens in the Conservatory with jungle, desert, and primeval plants and is perfect for a rainy or cold day. The outdoor gardens offers many Mid-Atlantic plants and creative landscaping. The United States Botanic Garden is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. Street parking is available, as well as a free parking lot across the street.

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