The U.S. Botanic Garden's National Garden opened in 2006 as an outdoor laboratory for gardening in harmony with natural ecosystems and a place for visitors to experience the diversity of plants, including the rose, America's national flower.
Adjacent to the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory with entrances from Independence Avenue, Maryland Avenue (at 3rd street) and from the Conservatory Terrace
From this three-acre urban oasis, visitors are able to experience the beauty and power of nature, while enjoying the inspiring vistas of Capitol Hill. An abundantly landscaped path meanders through six distinct features:
The U.S. Botanic Garden was formally placed under the jurisdiction of the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress in 1856 and has been administered through the Architect of the Capitol since 1934.
Find out more about the U.S. Botanic Garden’s National Garden at usbg.gov/national-garden.