Wednesday, November 30, 2011
United States Botanic Garden Conservatory
The greenhouses are sectioned off into eight different rooms with environments ranging from the desert to the jungle. Included are a large collection of orchids and a walkway high in the rainforest canopy. There’s also an outside rose garden.
Everything in the conservatory is accessible but because there is only one ramp some backtracking is required. An elevator goes to the rainforest canopy walkway. The garden outside has loose sand paths so it’s difficult to push along.
We almost always park in front of the Air and Space Museum where there’s a section of handicapped parking spaces. There are also some good handicapped spaces by the National Gallery of Art. The street is signed – No Parking 1-10:00 AM Mon-Fri 3 Hour Limit All Other Times. The spaces fill fast. We try to get there a little before ten. The three hour limit doesn’t seem to be enforced.