Virtually Explore the U.S. Botanic Garden Near District Heights

Two blooming flowers at the U.S. Botanic Garden near District Heights

One of the best parts of living in our apartments in District Heights, MD is the surrounding plant life. There are plenty of beautiful outdoor spots around Walker Mill, but sometimes you want to enjoy nature from the comfort of home. Luckily, the U.S. Botanic Garden near District Heights recently launched its “USBG at Home” program, so that nature-lovers can enjoy their offerings from anywhere in the world. Read on to learn more about three great at-home activities from USBG:

Virtual Tours

USBG has one of the most robust virtual tour libraries of any garden, zoo, or museum. You can explore USBG’s outdoor area, zip through their indoor conservatory, or even watch footage from events like the “Orchid Show.” Plus, there are many different tours to suit all kinds of people. You can follow an interactive tour powered by Google Maps, or watch one of their video tours on YouTube. Even history buffs will have a blast viewing USBG’s fact-filled historical slideshow. If that’s not enough, you can also tour the Smithsonian gardens virtually.

Classes and Workshops

Those who love to learn will appreciate USBG’s wide collection of online classes, lessons, and workshops. Experts often give fascinating lectures on botanical topics. Sometimes, community members even get to shine with talks on more practical subjects, like urban or indoor gardening. For extra fun, you can sign up for a trivia night. Be sure to keep an eye on the calendar for updates, as they’re constantly adding new things.

At-Home Activities

To keep your creative juices flowing, USBG also offers many DIY activities you can do from home. For example, their fun coloring book collection is perfect for all ages. All you have to do is print out your favorite images, then color them however you want. In addition, you can also try orchid-gami, an origami initiative started by the North American Orchid Center. On their site, you’ll find instructions on how to make over 25 different orchids.

Whether you want to virtually visit the U.S. Botanic Garden near District Heights, or participate in some local nature activities in person, we’ve got you covered. To learn more about our pet-friendly apartments in District Heights, MD, please contact us. We would love to take you on a virtual tour of Walker Mill, so that you can discover firsthand all that our community has to offer.

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