Wednesday, July 1, 2009
United Stated Botanic Garden
Our Sunday in DC, we spent another day wandering around the National Mall. The highlight of the day was the United States Botanic Garden, which is a stone's throw from the Capital Building. (The view from the picture above is taken from the conservatory entrance.) The garden is funded by Congress, so it's not a part of the Smithsonian, but it is tax-payer funded. It's interesting seeing a nice garden with a number of climate zones in the midst of government buildings. What follows is pictures from the outdoor garden. There's also the plants inside the conservatory, which was a large enough group of pictures that I'll put some up in a separate post.