The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The National Garden Takes Root
—National Garden —
In 1986 President Ronald Reagan signed legislation creating the rose as the national floral emblem for the United States. Plans then got underway to find a site to showcase roses in the nation's capital.
The U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) was selected, and the National Garden was dedicated in 1995 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the legislation creating the USBG. But it would take more than 10 years for it to be created.
The National Garden opened on October 1, 2006, and its stewardship was turned over to the USBG. The garden educates visitors about the diversity of American plants and their importance to the environment; helps connect people to nature; and demonstrates the relationships between plants, water, and humans.
The National Garden was made possible by a successful collaboration between the U.S. Congress, the Joint Committee on the Library, the National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and the Architect of the Capitol.
The National Fund for the United States Botanic Garden was established as a 501(c)3 in 1991 to fund and build the National Garden using non-federal funds. The Fund now supports the educational activities of the USBG. To learn more about the National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden, visit www.nfusbg.org
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Location. 38° 53.301′ N, 77° 0.825′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Maryland Avenue SW 0.1 miles east of 3rd Street SW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pollinator Partnership (a few steps from this marker); Power from the Wind (within shouting distance of this marker); Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Green Roof Plants (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Roof Engineering (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Power from the Wind (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pitcherplants (about 400 feet away); United States Botanic Garden (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Also see . . .
1. The National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden. (Submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. 10th Anniversary of the National Garden. (Submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.