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Botanical Gardens in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland

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The city planners of Washington DC made sure that, within the government buildings and political operations that defined the city, there would exist a considerable amount of greenery and gardens for visitors and residents to enjoy. The gardens are well funded and have a dual function as both a research and education facility and as an enjoyable attraction for the taxpaying public.

United States Botanic Garden

The United States Botanic Garden can be combined with a visit to Capitol Hill and is a pleasant and educational diversion. See plants from around the world in the Conservatory as well as plants like the ones in your backyard in one of several formal gardens.
Enjoy your trip to the “Nation's Garden”.

National Arboretum

The National Arboretum, also located within the city limits, is a huge living laboratory and outdoor museum. One of the capital's popular tourist spots, it can be navigated by car, bicycle or by foot.

Other gardens and parks focusing on plant life within Washington DC are Constitution Garden, Hillwood Museum and Gardens, Brookside Gardens, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, River Farm, and Green Spring Gardens Park.


The Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Park in Baltimore can be found in Druid Hill Park and consists of 35 different flower beds spread out over a 1½-acre area.

Botanical Gardens in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland

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Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens - Washington, DC
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Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens - Baltimore, MD