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This painting by Allyn Cox depicts the cornerstone laying ceremony and is currently on display in the House Wing of the U.S. Capitol Building.
The cornerstone was laid on Wednesday, September 18, 1793, during the first...

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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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Clive Atyeo, Gardener, USBG
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Close up view of a Saccharum Officinarum plant
The U.S. Botanic Garden will highlight plants that impart flavor to sweet foods...

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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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