DC: US Botanic Garden

After doing everything we wanted to at the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival, there was still plenty of time left to do something else in DC, like go to a museum we hadn't been to yet. The US Botanic Garden was on our "things to do in DC before we leave" list, so we headed over there. It was, uh, farther away than we realized from the festival (down by the Capitol building), and I guess this is as good a time as any to mention that the buildings on the National Mall are not really that close together. The buildings themselves are huge and there are a lot of them. So when you head to the Mall, realize it's going to take a while to walk to where you want to go!

Once we got to the garden, it was apparent that nothing outside was doing anything interesting yet (what with the cold spring we'd been having until a week or so ago), so we headed inside to the greenhouses, where there were all sorts of climates and cool plants to see. I loved the Old Man Cactus, above, mostly because the name is so awesome.

There was a dinosaur hanging out in one section. I love exhibits with senses of humor.

This tree's flowers hung straight down.

Chocolate tree. They tempt you by putting the pods right within arms reach.

A flower I really liked that had no signage. Anybody know what it is? I guessed a tiger lily of some kind.

A river with fog.

It was a beautiful day to be outside. There is also a pretty fountain at the gardens. There is a butterfly garden off to the left of this area, but there were no flowers yet and therefore no butterflies. Maybe we will stop in again sometime this summer.

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