|The Website for the Botanic Garden describes the Orchid Symphony as
“Exuberant Displays of Orchids Nestled Among Whimsical Topiaries”
The seasonal exhibit is a very small part of what you can see at the Conservatory. When I noticed the very tall tree pictured below, I had to walk all the back across the Conservatory to find out what it was.
|With all the chocolate I eat, I really should have recognized this tree.
Theobroma cacao aka the cacao tree
Click here to see pages and pages of pictures of plants that are currently in bloom. The Botanic Garden also includes 2 outside gardens. Since there was snow on the ground the day we stopped by, we didn’t even check to see if they were open for the season.
If you go to DC, the Botanic Garden is conveniently located just southwest of the Capital and admission is free. There isn’t a restaurant or a gift shop but there are restrooms and a water fountain.
Click here to take virtual tours of the various rooms in the Conservatory and the outdoor gardens (as they are in the summertime).