Saturday, December 28: This afternoon we head downtown to the United States Botanic Garden. Beside the Conservatory is a garden called Bartholdi Park, where we catch some interesting views of both the conservatory and the U.S. Capitol, along with some berries, dried flowers and a famous fountain. Bartholdi Park is named for French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, who is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty. He was actually working on the Statue of Liberty at the same time he was creating this fountain, originally called the “Fountain of Light and Water.” The fountain was completely restored and modernized in 2011 as part of an ongoing effort at the U.S. Botanic Garden to demonstrate the best practices in gardening, energy efficiency, and effective use of natural resources.
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