If you love flowers and want to see (and smell) the beauty of nature all year round, then you’ll definitely want to visit the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, DC.
Although I grew up in the DC metro area, my first visit wasn’t until recently. I knew after my first visit that it would be one of many. I LOVED it!
THE UNITED STATES BOTANIC GARDEN: WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
ADDRESS: 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20001
PHONE/WEBSITE: 202.225.8333 | www.usbg.gov
HOURS: 10am – 5pm daily including weekends and holidays
COST OF ADMISSION: FREE! (Yippee!)
EXHIBITS: The type of exhibits vary throughout the year. Click here for more information.
GETTING THERE: Public transportation is the easiest way to get there. However, you may also drive or take a cab/rideshare service such as Uber.
Metrorail (subway): Take either the Orange, Blue, or Silver line to the Federal Center SW. To plan your trip on the Metro, click here.
⇒ Cost: Varies depending on time of day and how far you’re traveling.
Metro Busses: Bus #32, 34 and 36 stop behind the Conservatory at Independence Avenue and First Street SW. To check the bus schedule, click here (be sure to select the “bus” option).
⇒ Cost: $2 for regular routes; $4.25 for express routes; senior citizens and people with disabilities pay $1 for regular routes and $2.10 for express routes.
DC Circulator Bus: This other bus option has a National Mall route. It stops on 3rd Street SW by the Capitol Reflecting Pool right in front of the Botanic Garden.
⇒ Cost: $1. The fare can be paid using a SmartTrip card, or exact change in the form of cash or coins.
PARKING: If you decide to drive, metered parking may be found near the Botanic Garden. To make it easier on yourself, you can find and reserve parking in advance.
⇒ Cost: Varies
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