United States Botanic Garden, Washington DC

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Stroll through the flowers at United States Botanic Garden on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building. The land on which the conservatory and gardens stand was once swampland. Thomas Jefferson is believed to be the first to suggest cleaning up the area to beautify the nation's main reception. Look for the Bartholdi Fountain in the gardens as you admire the plants, which include local and exotic species. The conservatory erected in 1867 houses hothouse species. Plan to see United States Botanic Garden and other attractions that appeal to you using our Washington DC online vacation planner.
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  • The Conservatory was closed, but the outdoor exhibits were open. You can enjoy the outdoor exhibits. The holiday train display shows different types of agriculture from around the world as the... 
    The Conservatory was closed, but the outdoor exhibits were open. You can enjoy the outdoor exhibits. The holiday train display shows different types of agriculture from around the world as the...  more »
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  • Google continues to ask whether the place is open. It's not, but there are outdoor plantings and a Winter/Christmas Garden Railroad display to visit that is quite delightful, especially for children. Some of the trains are from the Thomas the Train children's series so small ones will be delighted
  • Calm, quiet and beautiful scenery. There are generous benches where you can sit and enjoy the calm. The Conservation Center is still temporarily closed.

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