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Visit the stunning Botanical Gardens this season

During the holidays, DC's Botanical Gardens displays a holiday special, 'Season's Greenings.'

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Join the 1.2 million other visitors who make their way downtown to explore George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison’s dream come true. Open from Nov. 22 to Jan. 1, the nation’s capital shows off a breathtaking exhibit full of holiday spirit and natural beauty. The Botanical Gardens in Washington, D.C. consists of a collection of unique plants from all around the world, including deserts and rain forests.

The museum is split into three sections- Bartholdi Park, the Conservatory, and the National Garden. Within the sections there are a variety of gardens, such as the butterfly garden and the rain garden.

The Conservatory is a unique glass buildings that holds intriguing wonders from all around the globe. From Hawaii to Mexico to the Mediterranean regions, there are a variety of native plants available for admiring in a single location. The Botanical Gardens also displays rare and endangered plants and highlights the beauty and importance of conserving and caring for our nature.

Now that is is officially the holiday season, the Botanical Gardens has seasonal viewings with new and exciting sights to see. Their annual holiday showing, ‘Season’s Greenings,’ includes monuments and historical buildings that can be found in D.C. like the Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Memorial, but they’re made out of plants.

Another special holiday feature at the Gardens is the mega tree decorated with multi-colored lights. All around the garden are gorgeous poinsettias, adding festivity and color to the already beautiful scene.

In addition to learning about plants from all around the world, the gardens are a great place to take striking photos and spend quality time with friends and family.

The Botanical Gardens is a stunning place to visit all year round, but during the holiday season it seems to be even more colorful, bright and festive.

Make sure to visit before New Year’s Day for a fun and educational time. The ideal days to go are on the weekends in December and it is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Katie Pope, Weekend Editor

Senior Katie Pope is the weekend editor of the A-Blast and this is her third year on staff. She was previously a staff writer, photographer, and photo...

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Visit the stunning Botanical Gardens this season