Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. Botanic Garden's National Garden opened to the public on October 1, 2006. It provides "living laboratories" for environmental, horticultural, and botanical education in a contemplative setting..The First Lady's Water Garden has an elegant pool and fountain in an intricate pattern of American granite and bluestone inspired by the Colonial-era quilt pattern known as "Martha Washington."