I went on a work trip to Washington DC and I made sure to go exploring every chance I got! This was my first time back since my junior year of high school. I remember visiting places I had learned about in history class. This time, at the top of my list were gardens and art museums/installations! Behold, the gardens of DC.
United States Botanic Garden.
The U.S. Botanic Garden spans a section of the National Mall. I was so excited to be there, the lobby folks gave us additional coloring books and orchid-gami sheets for enthusiasm! 🙂
There were different gardens to explore – desert plants, medicinal plants, the tropics, and my favorite – the edible garden!
They also had an exhibit featuring gardens around the United States. My favorite was the Tucson Botanical Gardens display with the blue walls.
Community Garden at Woodrow Wilson Plaza.
We stumbled upon a community garden while exploring town. For part of the year they hold Friday Farmers Markets in the space. We spotted giant okra.
Enid A. Haupt Garden.
Also while exploring town, we came across the Enid A. Haupt Garden. There are so many luscious plants here. It’s definitely worth it to stroll inside. There are lots of sitting areas so you can enjoy a book or a snack or the calm on your visit. I got eaten alive by bugs so I didn’t stay too long. #worthit (I think.)
Where are some of your favorite gardens or nature spots? Share below!