We were in Washington DC a few weeks ago and I treated myself to a walk in the US Botanic Garden. I would have taken my family with me for my walk but it was literally 108 degrees that day. They stayed in the cool air conditioned Smithsonian while I enjoyed the garden. Needless to say I had the whole thing to myself and it was glorious! I spent about 45 minutes relaxing and taking in every nook and cranny. One of the highlights was the Children’s Garden. It’s a beautiful child friendly oasis in the middle of all of the DC action.
The Children’s Garden is located just outside of the huge conservatory.
The plants are so varied. The shapes, colors, sizes and textures are really engaging.
The posted rules are simple and child friendly.
I saw pots of plants waiting for kids to put into the ground themselves.
Unfortunately I missed the photo, but I loved the concept!
There’s a fountain (pictured on the left) that children can play in and use to water plants. There’s a wonderful green-roofed playhouse!Along with places to hide and run…and to pretend and just “be”…It was easy to get lost in the whimsy and fun.
I hope that next time my children are in the photos too!
They would have enjoyed this… it’s a great place for families to learn, relax and spend time together while enjoying Washington DC.
I could have stayed for hours!
- Spring at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden – 2 (gastography.com)
- Stornoway serenade the botanical gardens with “I Saw You Blink” (theredradio.typepad.com)
- Missouri Botanical Garden Lantern Festival: Art By Day ,Magic By Night (fox2now.com)
I was there and it was a great place for my kids to explore.
It must be fun to live so close to so many wonderful places Karen! thanks for stopping by and commenting!!
What a great place… for big kids too! Lovely photos 🙂
It really is PJ! I could have stayed all day, even in the heat!
Reminds me of your backyard, Michele! 😉 Glad you got some relaxing alone time!
I really enjoyed it, but I would have loved for the kids to have been there if it hadn’t been hot.