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Earth Day Is April 22: Here’s Where To See Blooms In Washington, D.C.

One of our favorite parts of Washington, D.C. is despite it being a city full of shops, restaurants, monuments and more, it’s still remarkably green – and the perfect place to celebrate Earth Day without venturing too far from home. On Earth Day on April 22, you can do just that by checking out Washington, D.C. gardens.

These local gardens are full of everything from roses to fountains to greenery to wildflowers. Visit under the city sunshine for a taste of Earth Day and to get your fill of some of the most beautiful flowers in the area!

United States Botanic Garden, located at 100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C. which is six minutes from your 1331 Maryland apartment, is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth’s fragile ecosystems.

More than 200 years ago, George Washington had a vision for the capital city of the United States that included a botanic garden to demonstrate and promote the importance of plants to the young nation. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1820, the U.S. Botanic Garden is the oldest continuously operating botanic garden in the United States. Since 1934, it has been administered through the Architect of the Capitol.

Enid A. Haupt Garden, located at 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. which is a nine minute walk from your 1331 Maryland apartment, is a rooftop garden reflecting cultural influences celebrated in the adjacent architecture and museums below.

Covering over four acres, the Enid A. Haupt Garden is situated between the Smithsonian Castle and Independence Avenue and has provided a welcomed respite for Smithsonian visitors since it opened in 1987 as part of the redesigned Castle quadrangle. Composed of the Parterre, the Moongate Garden and the Fountain Garden, the Haupt Garden’s design brings together the cultures and architecture of the surrounding museums and buildings.

United States Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20001

(202) 225-8333

Enid A. Haupt Garden

1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20560

(202) 633-2220