The U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) jurisdiction oversees the maintenance, operations and construction for all USBG facilities, including the Conservatory and approximately eight acres of surrounding gardens encompassing the National Garden and Bartholdi Park. The jurisdiction's responsibilities also include the administration building and a plant production and support facility with 34 greenhouse bays, outdoor nurseries and areas for storage and maintenance.
The USBG is the steward of a diverse plant collection and provides educational programs, tours, exhibits and consultations, as well as training for youth. As a leader in plant conservation efforts, the USBG helped found the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES®) program to encourage sustainable landscaping.
The Architect of the Capitol serves as acting director of the USBG and reports on its operations to Congress.