Season’s Greenings: National Parks and Historic Sites at the US Botanic Garden
Immerse yourself in the sights, scents, and sounds of the season at the annual holiday show Season’s Greenings of the U.S. Botanic Garden. See thousands of blooms throughout the conservatory, from exotic orchids to a showcase of heirloom and newly developed poinsettia varieties. Throughout the conservatory, the displays celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, including displaying one of the largest indoor trees, decked out with ornaments from national parks. The best times to visit Season’s Greenings are weekdays early in December or on select Tuesday and Thursday evenings in December when the conservatory is open until 8pm with live seasonal music. Aside from these extended holiday hours, the conservatory is open every day of the year, from 10am to 5pm, free of charge.
This video is by Washington Gardener Magazine intern Stephen Barber. He is from Keedysville, MD. He moved to Washington, DC, to become an urban farmer. He is a senior at the University of Maryland, majoring in broadcast journalist.