18 votes

US Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 USA

Free to Visit
Open Now
Sun 10a-7p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair
  • Outdoor
Add to Trip
Remove Ads

“In bloom every time, all the time”

On October 17, 2001, ground was broken for construction to begin on the National Garden. Five years later, the National Garden opened to the public on October 1, 2006. It provides "living laboratories" for environmental, horticultural, and botanical education in a contemplative setting. The major features of the National Garden are the Rose Garden, the Butterfly Garden, the Lawn Terrace, the First Ladies' Water Garden, the Regional Garden, and an outdoor amphitheater. The Rose Garden is designed as an outdoor garden room featuring many varieties of the rose, our national flower. The First Ladies' Water Garden, a simple but elegant square with a frame of surrounding paving, is designed to create a memorable image of the central role that water plays in the well-being of plants, animals, and humankind. The Water Garden honors the First Ladies of the United States by recognizing their notable service to our country. The Regional Garden presents outstanding plants native to the mid-Atlantic region in naturalistic settings arranged along a moisture gradient.

Read More >
Add Review
Your Rating

Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 845 Helpful
July 13, 2014
Rated 3.0

In addition to the garden being free, it's also a fabulous way to spend an afternoon. The center room of the garden is phenomenal. It's like a tropical jungle. If you happen to be in DC during the holidays, they really go all out at the garden with Christmas decorations. The garden is also a great place to go on a date. Very romantic.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 20, 2017
Rated 5.0

Smaller than one might expect, you still feel completely immersed in the plant environment

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 09, 2016
Rated 4.0

Great way to spent a beautiful spring day.

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
Jae P

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 17, 2016
Rated 5.0

Love this place .. free .. all seasons in one spot .. there 8s always something going on ..

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by

  • 6 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
August 03, 2015
Rated 5.0

Beautiful. So many unique plants and fun landscaping.

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the US Botanic Garden.

US Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, District of Columbia
20024 USA


Open now until 7:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
See More Details (12)

Parking, Dining

Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

Bethesda, Maryland
Andrews AFB, Maryland
Alexandria, Virginia
Tysons Corner, Virginia

Related Trip Guides

  • Trip Guide
  • 1 Week

The top things to do on a Blue Ridge Parkway road trip

  • 47 Places
  • 25:00
  • 990 mi
  • Trip Guide

The top things to do on an East Coast road trip

  • 32 Places
  • 48:54
  • 2,584 mi
  • Trip Guide

The top things to do on an I-95 road trip

  • 50 Places
  • 37:29
  • 1,979 mi
Remove Ads