Members of the House of Representatives sit in unassigned armchairs arranged in a semicircle on tiered platforms that face the Speaker's rostrum. Behind the rostrum is a frontispiece with Ionic columns made of black Italian marble with white Alabama marble capitals. An American flag occupies the center and is flanked by two bronze faces. The chamber's lower walls are walnut paneled with intervening light grey Genevieve Sheldorado marble pilasters. A gallery for visitors and the press corps rings the chamber
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An Afternoon in the Garden Tour

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U.S. Botanic Garden
Guided tour in the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory

Tuesdays at 2 p.m. — What do manila folders, Chanel No. 5, vanilla and fossil fuels have in common? They all come from plants on permanent display in the USBG Conservatory. Take a tour with a knowledgeable guide who will connect the exotic plant world to everyday life. You might see bananas, cacao and coffee ripening on the tree or learn about the next big breakthrough in medicinal plant research.

Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory Garden Court
FREE: No pre-registration required

For a complete calendar of events at the U.S. Botanic Garden, visit http://www.usbg.gov/programs-and-events.


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