Monday, December 31, 2018

United States Botanic Gardens

A few weeks ago, while we were in Washington, D.C. we visited 
Free to all, they always do a beautiful job decorating the gardens for Christmas.
The D.C. Landmarks,
and all of the Monuments are made completely of plant material.
Each building's complexity determines how long it will take to create.
The U.S. Capital took more than 600 hours to build.

 This page describes how they were made and what materials were used!

Union Station

White House

This Chandelier hangs from the ceiling...

Smithsonian Institution, The Castle

U.S. Supreme Court Building

United States Botanic Gardens

Washington Monument

Lincoln Memorail

Capital Building

A beautiful place to spend an afternoon!


  1. Wow! Fantastic!Gorgeous pictures!Happy 2019!

  2. Que maravilha este belo jardim.
    Aproveito para desejar um Bom Ano de 2019 com muita paz e saúde.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

    1. How wonderful is this beautiful garden.
      I take this opportunity to wish a Good Year of 2019 with much peace and health.

  3. What a beautiful place! Those pieces are magnificent! A very happy New Year to you and yours, Debbie!

  4. Wow I call that a feast for the eyes...that first tree is huge!! and how clever the Chandelier. I assume the buildings stay year round and they decorate around them, they are lovely. Happy new year:)

  5. Wonderful garden.
    To you and your family I wish a Happy New Year !!!
    May it be a year of many victories, fulfilled dreams, happiness, love and health.
    Many greetings and a big hug
    Maria de
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

  6. Beautiful! Gorgeous! Outstanding!

    I love this, Debbie! :)


  7. What an amazing place! There are so many wonderful places to see and I would have never even known about them if you hadn't gone there with Chuck. I hope you have a wonderful New Year.

  8. Oh, such a lovely place to visit !!
    Happy New Year !!

  9. Have a very blessed new year 2019!

  10. That is totally fascinating.Thanks for sharing these pictures. Happy New Year.

  11. Beautiful! And I like the way you color coordinated your outfit with the poinsettias - the photos are awesome (truly - not kidding). Happy new year, Debbie. I hope 2019 is full of more wonderful places for you to visit,

  12. Wow, these are spectacular displays. I found them unique and amazing. I haven’t seen them all but I have seen a few of them. All of the photos are so lovely.
    Thanks for sharing this one. Sending you loving New Year thoughts and hugs!

  13. What a great place to wander and enjoy! A very Happy New year to you both!

  14. Wow that is just amazing, the work on those is just stunning, thanks for sharing, great pics of the two of you :)

  15. I couldn't agree more :)
    It is a most beautiful place to spend an afternoon.

    All the best Jan