- The Washington Times - Saturday, December 6, 2003

When you go:

Location: The U.S. Botanic Garden is at 100 Maryland Ave. SW in the District.

Directions: Take Interstate 395 to the C Street SW exit toward the U.S. Capitol. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Turn left onto Washington Avenue, then turn right onto Independence Avenue, then left onto First Street SW. (The conservatory sits at corner of Independence Avenue and First Street SW, but the entrance is on the Mall side of the building, 100 Maryland Ave. SW.)

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with extended hours Dec. 19 and 26 and Jan. 2, when the conservatory will be open until 8 p.m.

Admission: Free.

Parking: Limited metered parking is available. The use of Metro is encouraged. Take Metro’s Blue or Orange line to Federal Center SW or Capital South stations.

More information: Call 202/225-8333 or visit www.usbg.gov.

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