Stewards of the iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.

Featured

Signing of the Constitution
Howard Chandler Christy’s painting of the signing of the United States...

Featured

Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

Featured

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

Featured

Frankie the Bee
Come learn about the USBG's endangered species and native plant collections

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.