What is the best time of year to visit the United States Botanic Garden?
The United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., is open year-round and offers a different experience each season.
- Spring (March to May): This is arguably the most beautiful time to visit as many of the outdoor plants are in bloom, including the cherry blossoms, one of D.C.'s most famous springtime attractions. The temperature is also very pleasant during this time.
- Summer (June to August). The garden is lush and fully leafed. It is a great time to see the tropical plants in the conservatory, and the outdoor gardens are in full bloom. However, it can be hot and humid in D.C. during the summer, so make sure to stay hydrated.
- Autumn (September to November). The fall foliage in D.C. is quite beautiful, and the weather is usually mild and pleasant. It is also a great time to see the chrysanthemums and other late-blooming plants.
- Winter (December to February). While it's cold outside, the Botanic Garden's indoor exhibits are still open, including the conservatory with its tropical and subtropical plants. The holiday season is a special time to visit as the garden usually hosts a seasonal display, including a holiday train exhibit.