The US Botanical Garden in Washington D.C 

The United States Botanical Garden (USBG) is a botanic garden on the grounds of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., near Garfield Circle. The U.S. Botanic Garden is managed by the Congress through the Architect of the Capitol, who is in charge for preserving the grounds of the United States Capitol. The USBG is open every day of the year, including federal holidays. It is the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States. ​

The United States botanical garden was set up in 1838 as a place where specimens and other live plants could be kept for exhibition. The building has moved several times and now it is located at south west of the Capitol. There are about ten rooms in the building that house the botanical garden. Each of the rooms has specific names that are like the kinds of plants that are exhibited there.


There are no air-conditions in the rooms. The plants are made to experience natural environment. The US Botanical Garden has plants from all over the world and from all climates. It has been renovated. The cost of the renovation went to millions of dollars. The reason for the high cost was because there are several climates in the building. Some hot some cold.


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