Gardens in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Botanic Garden Located at the base of the U.S. Capitol Building at the eastern end of the National Mall, the USBG includes the Conservatory, (click here to see what’s blooming in the Conservatory); the National Garden with its prominent rose and regional collections; and the stunning two-acre Bartholdi Park.

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National Cathedral’s Bishop’s Garden

The National Cathedral’s 59 acres were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and include the formal Bishop’s Garden, Olmsted Woods, and more.

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National Gallery Sculpture Garden The National Gallery Sculpture Garden occupies 6 acres on the National Mall, along Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets. The Pavilion Café offers year-round café service, along with indoor seating. Entrance is FREE.

The National Arboretum is a 446-acre park with multiple gardens. It’s located in Northeast Washington.


The famous Hillwood Museum and Gardens are located in N.W. Washington on the 25-acre former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post. The Museum holds the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a collection of 18th-century French decorative art, and much more.


The garden at Dumbarton Oaks, named the 6th best garden in the world by the National Geographic, is located in Georgetown.

Gardens in Northern Virginia

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Green Spring Garden is Fairfax County, Virginia’s public garden.

  • Click here for a slide show of Green Springs Garden in November.
  • Click here for more visitor information.

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