Building on the success of last year's War Garden project, an Architect of the Capitol (AOC) gardening team identified and, in some cases, created additional beds to grow vegetables on the U.S. Capitol campus. Crops harvested from AOC gardens will be donated to local food banks.
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June 21, 2018
U.S. Botanic Garden and Green Business Certification Inc. proudly announce Bartholdi Park is SITES Gold certified, and is the first Washington, D.C., project certified under SITES version 2. SITES is the most comprehensive system for designing, developing and maintaining sustainable land.
June 7, 2018
For the seventh consecutive year, the Architect of the Capitol received the Association of Government Accountants' prestigious Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting for its Fiscal Year 2017 Performance and Accountability Report.
April 9, 2018
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is hosting a Small Business Day on May 1, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in the Congressional Meeting Room – South.
February 27, 2018
The late Reverend Billy Graham will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Members of the public and Capitol Hill community are invited to pay their respects. The following is information regarding street closures, parking restrictions, restricted access and other details regarding the event.
February 20, 2018
Prior to joining the USBG, Chapotin worked at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where she has served since 2006. Most recently, she was the Deputy Assistant to the Administrator at USAID's Bureau for Food Security.
August 10, 2017
For the first time in the history of the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG), three corpse flowers (Amorphophallus titanum) are about to bloom at the USBG Conservatory.
May 16, 2017
To mark the centennial of America entering the Great War, the Architect of the Capitol recreated a War Garden as it would have been during World War I. These gardens, also referred to as Victory Gardens, were vegetable, fruit and herbs planted at private residences, public parks, school yards, etc.
April 26, 2017
The Architect of the Capitol has been awarded a 2017 John Russell Pope Award for Historic Preservation for the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. The award recognize excellence in classical architecture, artisanship, interior design and landscape architecture.
March 13, 2017
When a section of the United States Capitol Grounds opens on the West Front for community sledding during daylight hours (dawn to dusk), everyone is invited to join in the fun, but we ask that you remain safe and aware of the area and of workers who are clearing snow and ice.
February 10, 2017
The U.S. Capitol Grounds was recently named an accredited arboretum. The grounds are now listed in the Morton Register of Arboreta, a comprehensive list of arboreta and public gardens that have a substantial focus on woody plants for the benefit of the public, science and conservation.