National Geographic : 1923 Jun
AutochFeme byCharles Martin © MIDSUMMER IN WASHINGTON'S BOTANICAL GARDENS The builders of few World Capitals have given as much thought to the tranquil beauties of Nature as havethose who planned and have made Washington. Every broad vista is interrupted at intervals by squares and circles in which bloom many flowers beneath acanopy oftrees brought from allparts ofthe world. The Botanical Gardens occupy the eastern end of the Mall. At the right is a part of the pedestal ofthe Grant Statue (seepreceding illustration).