10 Botanical Photos You Won’t Believe Were Taken in Downtown DC

There are so many ways to get a great shot at the Botanic Garden. Photo via Instagram user @coleito.

Get the best #jungle shots at the Botanic Garden.

Allison + Brian. 🌿

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Love among sharp spines.

Tactile collage.

Get up close and personal.

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Smolder.

[Pentax K1000, Kodak Portra 400] #35mm #filmphotography #filmisnotdead

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A local @boyswithplants.

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All-star blooms.

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God save the Queen.

Exploring the US botanic garden with @pawstachio 🌿✨

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Out of focus.

Take over the feed. Photo via @alicia.wells.33 on Instagram.
Photos via @alicia.wells.33 on Instagram.

Take over an entire feed.

Best shots aren’t all on the inside, either.


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