Washington DC, A to Z: Orchids at the Botanic Garden

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.
Additional tips for visiting that were not included in Washington DC, A to Z: Botanic Garden
  • 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.

4 thoughts on “Washington DC, A to Z: Orchids at the Botanic Garden

  1. The cherry trees should be in bloom but the weather has been so strange this year. DC even had a snow emergency at the end of March. Minneapolis got a couple of inches of snow yesterday.


  2. You're welcome. I figured since I usually have the pages open to verify the accuracy of the information I'm posting or to clip a map, I should post the links. The conservatory is so close to the Capitol and National Mall it is pretty easy to stop by. And it's free.


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