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A botanic garden for the nation : the United States Botanic Garden

Author: Anne-Catherine FallenWilliam C AllenKaren SolitHolly H ShimizuUnited States Botanic Garden.All authors
Publisher: Washington, D.C : U.S. Botanic Garden : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [2007]
Series: United States congressional serial set, serial no. 15000.; Senate document (United States. Congress. Senate), 109-19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This beautifully illustrated book presents the first comprehensive look at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Through historical documents and colorful photos, A Botanic Garden for the Nation tells an important story about this special place. The story begins in 1796 with the support of George Washington, who believed a Botanic Garden would be a significant addition to the capital. Along with other early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fallen, Anne-Catherine.
Botanic garden for the nation.
Washington, DC : U.S. GPO, 2006
(OCoLC)623745991
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne-Catherine Fallen; William C Allen; Karen Solit; Holly H Shimizu; United States Botanic Garden.; United States. Congress
ISBN: 0160767725 9780160767722
OCLC Number: 1034978506
Notes: "109th Congress, 2nd session; S. Con. Res. 108"--Title page verso.
Description: 178 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: A message from the Joint Committee on the Library --
A message from the Architect of the Capitol --
The United States Botanic Garden: establishing a plant collection --
The U.S. Botanic Garden today. Plant collections ; Conservation and CITES ; Production facility ; The U.S. Botanic Garden and the Smithsonian ; The U.S. National Herbarium --
Windows on the Mall: an architectural history of the U.S. Botanic Garden --
The conservatory. Garden Court ; Jungle ; Rare and endangered species ; West Courtyard southern exposure ; Plant exploration ; Orchid House ; Medicinal plants ; World deserts ; Garden primeval ; Southeast Corner House ; Plant adaptations ; East Courtyard: Children's garden ; East and West Galleries --
Bartholdi Park --
The National Garden. --
Appendix A. How to read a plant label --
Appendix B. Maps of the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory and Bartholdi Park --
Appendix C. Leadership of the U.S. Botanic Garden.
Series Title: United States congressional serial set, serial no. 15000.; Senate document (United States. Congress. Senate), 109-19.
Responsibility: by Anne-Catherine Fallen ; contributors, William C. Allen, Karen D. Solit [and] the staff and gardeners of the United States Botanic Garden ; project coordinator, Holly Shimizu.

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This beautifully illustrated book presents the first comprehensive look at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Through historical documents and colorful photos, A Botanic Garden for the Nation tells an important story about this special place. The story begins in 1796 with the support of George Washington, who believed a Botanic Garden would be a significant addition to the capital. Along with other early leaders, including Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, Washington understood the value of plants for the health and economic well-being of the nation, a message that still resonates today. Through sumptuous photographs, A Botanic Garden for the Nation offers a tour of the Conservatory, starting with the formal Garden Court, with its foundations and special flower collections, and continuing through every plant environment, including the lush Jungle, colorful Orchid House, and spare World Deserts. The engaging text explores ecosystems and reveals details about interesting plants and plant collections.

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