Enjoy the Flora at the U.S. Botanic Garden

More than 65,000 plants make their home at the United States Botanic Garden. It was one of George Washington’s greatest dreams when he helped found this country that its capital would one day play host to such a botanic garden, one that would house some of the new nation’s most important plants. This idea lives on today at the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Just step into the Conservatory to explore some of the flourishing exhibits, like The Tropics. Its lush rainforest envelopes the remains of an abandoned plantation. World Deserts, Orchids, and Medicinal Plants are a few of the other collections housed within the Conservatory. Nearby in the National Garden, you’ll find the Rose Garden, the Butterfly Garden, and the Regional Garden filled with native plants from the Mid-Atlantic region. Head across the street to Bartholdi Park to view its signature fountain and two acres of flora.