As we continue to slog through the last weeks of winter, one great place to go for some cheer is inside the Botanic Garden. Here’s some of what you will see:
Cactus and other succulents
Bursts of color
Weird and wonderful
The Botanic Garden is free and open every day, so stop by and enjoy the wonder of the plants or sit down and sketch:
And maybe someday you will get lucky enough to see a giant corpse flower blooming at the Botanic Garden – it happens unpredictably but it has been a phenomenon every few years.
About the Botanic Garden
The idea for the Botanic Garden originated with George Washington, and Congress established it in 1820. It was originally constructed on what is now the Capitol Reflecting Pool, and in 1933 moved to its present location just south of the Reflecting Pool. It’s part of the Capitol grounds and administered by the Architect of the Capitol. The Garden owns about 44,000 plants. In addition to the indoor conservatory, there are also two large outdoor gardens – one right next to the building, and one across the street.