The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
United States Botanic Garden
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including holidays
For visitor information call (202) 225-8333
The United States Botanic Garden (USBG), established by the Congress in 1820 is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. It is a living plant museum dedicated to demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, economic, therapeutic, and ecological importance of plants to the well-being of humankind. Public facilities include The Conservatory, Bartholdi Park, and The National Garden. Admission is free. The USBG is an agency of the U.S. Congress affiliated with the Architect of the Capitol.
The Conservatory, a historic landmark of the nation's capital, opened in 1933 after the USBG was moved to this location. It closed in 1997 for extensive renovation and reopened in December 2001. It features living plants from tropical rainforests, deserts, and subtropical regions from around the world. The East and West Galleries host permanent and temporary exhibits.
Bartholdi Park, named for the sculptor of its historic fountain, is a home landscape demonstration exhibit. The Administration Building for the Botanic Garden (not open to the public) is also located there.
The National Garden features a Regional Garden with plants native to the Mid-Atlantic
Location. 38° 53.318′ N, 77° 0.743′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on First Street Southwest near Garfield Circle SW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington DC 20515, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Power from the Wind (a few steps from this marker); Capitol Square (within shouting distance of this marker); James A. Garfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Roof Engineering (within shouting distance of this marker); Capitol Square, SW (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Roof Plants (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Power from the Wind (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Capitol Square, SW (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Man-Made Features •
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