After going to see the new Martin Luther King Monument, my friend Kathy and I talked about where to go next. I mentioned that I hadn't been to the Botanic Garden in over 15 years. Since Kathy had never been, we wandered around.
The outside area is beautiful. You can sit on a bench and enjoy lunch with views of the Capital or the museums. From the gardens, the views of the Mall becomes encircled with leafy greens and bright flowery colors. Inside, you can wander the themed rooms to see desert or jungle plants, the flora and fauna of Hawaiia, or one room filled with delicate orchids. For the foodies, one of the displays features metal plants, grouped in bunches, and filled with the spices and herbs that comprise things like curry or African Berbere. With it, you could smell the individual spices and see how they come together to flavor your favorite dishes.
I've included my favorite pictures from the gardens. But, the photos don't even begin to do the beauty of the place justice.
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