U.S. Botanical Gardens

7 Jan

The weather was so beautiful today that I decided that I had to get out of the house. My roommate Rachel agreed to make a trip with me to the U.S. Botanical Gardens.

On the way to and from the gardens, we stopped by the reflection pond outside of the Capitol.

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My favorite part of the gardens was the orchid room – so many colors! So many shapes and sizes!

There was also a cool room about  the uses and associations of plants. In addition to the quotes and poems there were interactive features that allowed you to smell herbs and spices, test your knowledge of plants or explore the associations people have with certain plants (ie: red roses for love, evergreens with Christmas, tulips with Holland).

Ending the day on a sweet note, we stopped at a crepe stand in Chinatown for strawberry and Nutella French goodness. One of the many reasons I love Chinatown.


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