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The U.S. National Gardens

May 8th, 2009

While in D.C. we visited a lot of museums and monuments. They were all very interesting, but of course my favorite thing was spending the morning at the National Gardens. It’s a small garden, much smaller than the one in Cleveland, but it very nice. They had some traditional herb gardens divided up into quadrants, a water feature with a pond, and a very nice conservatory filled with tropical plants, succulents and a medicinal plant section as well. (if you want to see the slide show in full size click on the little icon in the upper left hand corner)

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If you’re ever in D.C. I would suggest taking a morning to visit the National Gardens. It’s a great way to take a break from the museums.

2 Comments to “The U.S. National Gardens”
  1. ChristyACB on May 8, 2009 at 6:18 am

    I loved them too. It may be small compared to others out there, but very thoughtfully done and very pleasing to the eye no matter which way you look. Great photos!

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  2. Karen's Garden Tips on May 12, 2009 at 4:16 am

    There are lots of wonderful gardens in the D.C. area. The national Arboretum is fabulous especially in spring when the azaleas bloom but it has many collections and has something worth seeing in almost any month. Also check out the garden at the National Cathedral and the very extensive gardens at Dumbarton Oaks. If you travel to Annapolis (about 40 minutes) the Paca House Garden gives you a look at an historic garden.

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