Visiting the US Botanic Garden in the Nation’s Capitol is just spectacular. Not only is it one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America, but it was also conceived from a shared vision with Washington, Jefferson and James Madison collaborating together to build this heritage garden on the National Mall in Washington DC.
The Botanic Garden was established in 1820 and has been in continuous operation and open to the public since 1850. It houses more than 60,000 plants for exhibition, conservation and comprises of medicinal, economic, a mid-Atlantic native garden, orchids, cacti and succulents, carnivorous plants and many other historic specimens.
There is so much diversity under the glass conservatory with amazing exhibits filled with color, fruit, exotic discoveries, amazing fragrances and well laid out rooms. Of course one of my favorites was the orchid section were I’m always drawn to the vivid and unusual flowers like the ones below.
Don’t you just want to keep looking at these exotic orchids and cover every detail ?
There are many beautiful vistas inside and then looking outside towards the
There are many beautiful exterior gardens as well including this pond with many Mid-Atlantic
natives grown in a natural creek-like setting.
I like this ode to everything yellow including the large scaled sunflower…i would like to take that
home with me please, do you think I can bend it to fit my suit case?
Here’s the front entry to the Botanic Garden, they just completed setting up the new spring
display with new annuals and these beautiful arch entryways to the front entrance. The next
few photos show nice details of the entryways and a focus on edible/sustainable gardening in
Here’s a another new concept of hanging out your plants in a new fashion, talk about
fashion forward plantings on a hammock.
Isn’t this an amazing place to explore and visit and to think its all free and open to the public all the time. I can just imagine coming here in the cold winter month’s to see something tropical and blooming for a quick respite from the freezing cold air. This is truly a treasured garden to visit in the Nation’s Capitol, one I could enjoy visiting on a regular basis.
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