Friday, December 18, 2015
US Botanical Garden Christmas Decorations
Aside from the trains - which is the main event this time of year - the US Botanic Garden has wonderful Christmas decorations on display throughout the venue. In the main gallery area around the fountains are all of the Washington DC landmark buildings that are made out of plant material. A variety of Christmas trees are also showcased in prominent places. My favorite was the owl and squirrel tree located in the rain forest area. Near the dessert section is a huge grouping of poinsettias in all colors. We have visited here every year at this time of year since we moved, and even before that. The displays change throughout the year, and we usually stop in mid morning during the week to avoid the congestion - particularly now. Milwaukee had three domes that housed a botanic garden like atmosphere. We probably went there a handful of times. This one is just a couple of blocks away and really is a treasure. We'll probably keep visiting for as long as we live here. And it doesn't have to be Christmas time to enjoy it.