Fifteen days ago, for the letter B, I wrote about the United States Botanic Garden . I included some pictures I took of the Orchid Symphony, the seasonal exhibit we saw while we were in DC. Even after that exhibit is removed in a couple of weeks, you can still see many different types of orchids at the Botanic Garden Conservatory.
You will just have to go to the back corner to see an “ever-blooming, ever-changing display of these mythic plants”.
|Conservatory Map from the Visitors Guide|
The U.S. Botanic Garden has around 5,000 specimens of orchids in its collection and, at any given time, around 200 are on display in the room labeled Orchids. This collage shows a small sample of the orchids we saw.
|Botanic Garden Orchids – March 2014|
To take a virtual tour of the room with orchids (this is the same virtual tour linked to in the B post):
- Click here
- In the middle of the bottom of the page, there is a row of small pictures. Click on the third picture from the left.
- The Conservatory, National Garden and Bartholdi Park are open every day of the year.
- The Conservatory is totally accessible and the Garden loans wheelchairs to visitors as a courtesy on a first-come, first-serve basis.