A botanic garden for the nation: the United States Botanic Garden
Anne-Catherine Fallen, William Charles Allen, Karen Solit, Holly H. Shimizu, United States. Congress
U.S. Botanic Garden, May 18, 2007 - Gardening - 178 pages
This beautifully illustrated book presents the first comprehensive look at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Through historical documents and coloful photos, A Botanic Garden for the Nation tells an important story about this special place.
The story begins in 1796 with the support of George Washington, who believed a bBotanic Garden would be a significant addition to the capital. Along with other early leaders, including Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, Washington understood the value of plants for the health and economic well-being of the nation, a message that still resonates today.
Through sumptuous photographs, A Botanic Garden for the Nation offers a tour of the Conservatory, starting with the formal Garden Court, with its foundations and special flower collections, and continuing through every plant environment, including the lush Jungle, colorful Orchid House, and spare World Deserts. The engaging text explores ecosystems and reveals details aobut interesting plants and plant collections.
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