Carniverous Plants Featured at US Botanic Garden (photos)

Gillian Perkins from Park City Utah examines a pitcher plant
Photo by Jeff Malet
Gillian Perkins from Park City Utah examines a pitcher plant

The United States Botanic Garden's exhibit on carnivorous plants will run through October 8, 2012. Savage Gardens: The Real and Imaginary World of Carnivorous Plants "tells the story of carnivorous plants and their astounding adaptations to inhospitable habitats. Combining science, botany and hands-on activity, the exhibit demonstrates the wonders of these unique plants and the importance of preserving the delicate environments in which they live.".

On Saturday June 16, the Botanic Garden hosted a family festival on the Conservatory Terrace featuring ativities designed to educate and investigate the amazing world of plants that need to eat bugs to survive. The Garden is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including all weekends and holidays. The Conservatory’s main entrance is located at 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20001, on the National Mall just a block from the Capitol.

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Oct 26, 2012 at 9:44 AM ken gardner

I don't visit with my grandchildren often enough so when they told me they would like to visit me here we planned their trip around the Botanic Garden's exhibit. I was sure the Venus fly trap would be a hit with my 7 year old grandson, Wesley and my 10 year old granddaughter, Gillian Perkins from Park City, Utah. The beautiful, dramatic, and interacted exhibit exceeded our expectations. The children mention it just about every time we visit.

Ken Gardner

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