United States Botanic Garden

United States Botanic Garden (HM237G)

Location: Washington, DC 20515
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.318', W 77° 0.743'

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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
Region of the United States, a Rose Garden featuring the national flower, a Butterfly Garden, and the First Ladies Water Garden.
HM NumberHM237G
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Date Added Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at 7:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325463 N 4306342
Decimal Degrees38.88863333, -77.01238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.318', W 77° 0.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 19.08" N, 77° 0' 44.58" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109-117 First St SW, Washington DC 20515, US
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