Holiday Train Display @ US Botanic Garden


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While Season’s Greenings, the United States Botanic Gardens’ annual holiday event, has been replaced with an outdoor display due to pandemic-related precautions, it is still a top holiday destination!

This year, their outdoor holiday display will feature a train display in the gated outdoor gardens, with trains running daily 10 am-5 pm, November 24, 2021-January 2, 2022. In addition, the trains will run through a display of agricultural scenes from across the United States and around the world, all made from plant parts!

Plus, making a train display complete, expect to see Thomas the Tank Engine and friends, too! Festive adornments, winterberries, lighted trees and shrubs, and conifers and greenery will be placed throughout the garden!

Tickets are not required to view the trains or any part of the USBG’s outdoor holiday display, however, availability might be impacted by inclement weather.


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Dates:
Nov 24, 2021-Jan 2, 2022

Location:
United States Botanic Garden • Wash, DC (Map)

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Located on the National Mall, minutes from the US Capitol, the United States Botanic Garden is a family-friendly museum steeped in history! As one of the oldest Botanic Gardens in the US (established by Congress in 1820), this landmark emphasizes the crucial role plants play in the ecosystem. Visitors can explore living exhibits, including 12,000 accessions, which equates to about 65,000 plants! While there, be sure to ask about the Wilkes plants, too (read below)!

In 1838, Lieutenant Charles Wilkes set out on the United States Exploring Expedition commissioned by Congress to circumnavigate the globe and explore the Pacific Ocean. Between 1838 and 1842, the expedition traveled 87,000-miles and collected a large assortment of horticultural and botanical specimens. These formed the nucleus of the present-day garden. Even now, there are four plants in the garden that are believed to be directly related to the original Wilkes Expedition!


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