Sunday, February 19, 2012

The United States Botanic Garden, Washington DC

We decided to take a family vacation to Washington, DC. the boys were growing up, and this was the last vacation for just the four of us. This was some time ago....  Of course the Botanical Garden was on the 'must-see list' ;)

 I am sure the Gardens look different by now, with added gardens and exhibits. Who knows when I will be able to visit Washington DC again :-/



The National Garden Fountain



  

Green Man and Green Lady adorn the exterior of the Conservatory building








The United States Botanic Garden Conservatory contains eight garden rooms under glass, totaling 28,944 square feet of growing space


The Dome is 93 ft high









The orchid collection numbers about 5,000 with several hundred on display at any given time.


Orchid Thunia alba


Nepenthes


The Desert room in the Conservatory, this one caught my eye, looks like a huge spider coming up from behind the rock /shudder/





Back when we visited , there was a neat glass art exhibition.








The Regional gardens






large collections of cacti and bog plants
















We enjoyed our visit and I am hoping to visit again sometime!

Learn more about it on the Website of the United States Botanic Gardens

5 comments:

  1. Really fabulous place !!! and wonderful photos... Thanks for sharing

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  2. Lovely photos, and surprisingly similar to Kew Gardens in London. I think these botanical gardens were built in a similar way all over the world as I have seen quite a few that could have been made by the same architect!

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  3. Da habt ihr was sehr schönes erlebt
    ich freue mich für euch
    ein Bild ist schöner wie das andere
    toll das es einen Foto gibt wo man alles fest halten
    kann

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  4. Very beautiful photos and garden! Thanks for sharing. Every botanical garden I went, Conservatory is always one of my favorite places to go.

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  5. What a fun place to visit! That spider-looking plant is awesomely creepy!

    We're in DC every so often, but usually just for a quick pit-stop to see friends while traveling north. Sometime I'd love to stay for longer and see the Botanical gardens!

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