Sunday Trip: US Botanic Gardens

usbg exhibitThe Library of Congress is closed on Sundays (who knew?), so I spent the afternoon at the US Botanic Gardens instead. They have a lovely garden outdoors, and some incredible ecosystems inside. Jungle, then grocery-store doors into a desert? Neat!

I’ve got an album for you, of course. Warning! Rated “R” for shiny raindrop-on-rose action.

tree globe botanical garden

The USBG is hosting an exhibit on sustainability through the spring and summer, and had a series of globes festooned with awareness messages sitting around already for it. If you’re looking for a place to take out-of-towners, it’s a nice afternoon stroll on the southeast corner of the National Mall, and it’s right near three different metro stops. Plus you can get a sculptural lecture on the importance of water conservation! Or, you know, ignore the blurbs and concentrate on how many types of weird and beautiful growing things they’ve got hanging out there. Your call.

gratuitous rose

Gratuitous rose close-up!

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