The United States Botanic Garden is located on the southwest corner of the United States Capitol grounds. The garden is run by the Congress of the United States and provides a unexpected and fascinating museum filled with living plants right in the middle of Washington DC.
Visitors pass into the Garden Court when they enter the building. Behind that is the jungle/rainforest area. Around there outside edge of the building are many separate rooms, each with a different habitat. There are areas for rare and endangered plants, desert plants and plants from Hawaii.
The Botanic Garden plays an important role in The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.
Often from the end of November through early January the Botanic Garden has displayed replicas of many of Washington’s government buildings. These replicas are made exclusively from wood and other plant materials. Shown here is a replica of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. Like the US Botanic Garden, the Thomas Jefferson Building plays an important role in The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.
The United States Botanic Garden is located at 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20001. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the United States Botanic Garden.
Closest Metro Station: The Capitol South Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is nearest to the US Botanic Garden.