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Note: USBG will be closed Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009
Nestled on the National Mall, on the west side of the U.S. Capitol and nearly as old as Washington, D.C., itself, the U.S. Botanic Garden is the Nation's Garden:
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A Botanic Garden for the Nation: An historic, illustrative book on America's garden is now available for purchase in print from GPOaccess or for free in electronic form.This beautifully illustrated book presents the first comprehensive look at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Conceived by the nation’s founders as a resource for collecting and studying plants, the U.S. Botanic Garden is closely linked to the history and development of the capital city. Through historical documents and colorful photos, A Botanic Garden for the Nation tells an important story about this special place. Through sumptuous photographs, it offers a tour of the Conservatory, starting with the formal Garden Court, with its fountains and special flower collections, and continuing through every plant environment, including the lush Jungle, colorful Orchid House, and spare World Deserts. The engaging text explores ecosystems and reveals details about interesting plants and plant collections.
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Visiting the U.S. Botanic Garden will give you all kinds of ideas for gardening and other projects you can do at home. We've compiled a list of recipes and tips to get you started.
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Need a midwinter break? January is the Botanic Garden's quietest month and a great time to recharge your batteries. Even though it can be cold and sometimes dreary this time of year, the Jungle Room at the USBG is a balmy 75 degrees. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch to eat on a bench in the Garden Court or join us for a "Lunchtime Tour of the Conservatory", January 5, 12, 19, or 26.