Love nature? Then check out the three acres of gardens at the United States Botanic Gardens in Washington DC, including a state-of-the-art building holding over 4000 plants from all over the world - tropical and seasonal plants and it's FREE!!
These beautiful gardens are a living plant museum, where exhibits interpret the role of plants in supporting our planet's fragile and diverse ecosystems. Along the way, kids will learn all about how plants enrich human life!
The gardens and surrounding parks and terraces were established all the way back in 1820, making the US Botanic Gardens one of the oldest in the entire country! That's pretty amazing!
The conservatory is home to permanent collections of plants from a number of regions, including arid, tropical and subtropical. You can even see plants that were around in the Jurassic era!
You can see first hand a number of rare and endangered plants, where kids can learn about conservation, and make a trip through the National Garden, featuring beautiful Mid-Atlantic plants, as well as Bartholdi Park just across Independence Ave.
A beautiful day surrounded by nature in the nation's capital, the United States Botanic Gardens is a great way to spend a relaxing day with the family, taking in the best that Mother Nature has created!