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Landing of Columbus
This painting depicts Christopher Columbus and members of his crew on a beach...

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Capitol Visitor Center
The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety...

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Dr. William Thornton
 The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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Engraving showing the first dome of the U.S. Capitol, designed by Charles Bulfinch. By William H. Bartlett, circa 1840.
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, remembers one of the...

Botanic Garden

Botanic Garden

AOC Gardener at the U.S. Botanic Gardener

The U.S. Botanic Garden is dedicated to demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, economic, therapeutic and ecological importance of plants to the well-being of humankind. The USBG fosters the exchange of ideas and information relevant to national and international partnerships. 

Led by Executive Director Holly Shimizu, a team of approximately 65 employees work at the U.S. Botanic Garden in four divisions: Administration, Public Programs, Horticulture and Operations. For a list of contact information at the USBG visit: http://www.usbg.gov/staff-directory.

The Garden is also supported by a dedicated team of volunteers. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Maura Nelson with any questions about this program, or visit http://www.usbg.gov/working-us-botanic-garden for a list of current volunteer opportunities.