The Nation's Garden

Right next door to the Capitol lies the US Botanic Garden. I'm not normally a garden kind of guy: one of the best things of moving from the suburbs to the city was not having to weed anymore. However, the Botanic Garden is a great place to go if you need a good dose of nature. It's also a good place to go in the winter if you need to feel like you're in the tropics, with lots of palm trees and spectacular flowers like the orchids I took pictures of.