Be Jeweled This Summer!
From kim: Not many people know that one of the most splendid U. S. Botanical Gardens in our nation is adjacent to the U.S. Capital and is the vision of our first President, George Washington! Established by congress in 1820, the Conservatory that currently houses this living plant museum was built in 1933. There are two courtyard gardens and 10 garden rooms under glass with numerous themes such as Jungle, World Desserts, Rare & Endangered Plants, and Orchids to mention only several. The displays of the plants and trees are extraordinary; a wonderful diversion amidst it's glorious Smithsonian Museum neighbors.