Inside the U.S. Botanic Gardens Holiday Exhibit

The U.S. Botanic Gardens in 2023 brought back its popular “Season’s Greetings” holiday exhibit – ending after January 2nd.

The dual exhibit includes the return of the conservatory’s popular Capital-area miniatures. Inside, DC’s landmark buildings, monuments, and memorials are basking in botany — meaning they are made out of bark, acorns, husks, stems, leaves, lichen, and other natural elements.

An outdoor train display that runs through agriculture scenes from across the U.S. and around the world is also all made from plant parts.

Even if you’ve been before, new buildings have been added — like Union Station, new in 2023!