For all of you who were expecting an amazing display of horticultural wonders, I sincerely apologize. A few years ago, I took a trip to DC and only saw a single terrarium housing some light-starved Sarracenia and Dionaea. I returned recently, full of optimism, eager to see to what was hopefully by now a larger and more impressive collection. I was disappointed. The only CPs I saw were two large specimens of Nepenthes and a sickly typical Dionaea on the welcome desk that I didn't even bother photographing. The Nepenthes, N. veitchii and N. graciliflora I believe, were shoved into a dark corner of the tropical greenhouse, and lacked any sort of identification. It seemed that the N. veitchii hadn't made any new pitchers in a while. There was a large room full of flourishing highland orchids like Masdevallia and Vanda, thoroughly labeled and happily flowering; has no one realized that many highland Nepenthes can be grown successfully there as well? Hopefully, their collection and cultivation of CPs will improve in the future; but for now, there's not much to see. I realize that many of their CPs might have not been on display that day, but still - for a government funded facility boasting one of the oldest and largest plant collections in North America, it was lacking.