The new You Can Grow It! exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) is open now through October 15, 2017. This indoor and outdoor exhibit showcases tips and answers to some of the questions visitors ask most frequently about how to care for plants in their own homes and gardens, including how to choose the best plant for their space and care abilities.
The exhibit provides answers to... More »
The United States Botanic Garden announces the reopening of the Children's Garden in the Conservatory. Families can enjoy the updated space, where children can explore and grow their imaginations.
The garden features multiple updates including:
- a new platform discovery structure — a series of terraced platforms create a climbing structure, with overhead... More »
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. The plants went on display Tuesday, August 8. One of the plants is the first corpse flower to bloom that the USBG has grown from seed.
The USBG currently estimates peak bloom might happen between August 17 and 22. Once... More »
This year's annual U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) holiday exhibit, "Season's Greenings: Roadside Attractions," will open Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017 and run through January 1, 2018. The USBG is vibrant throughout the holidays with the sights, scents and sounds of the season. Wreaths, garland, trees and thousands of blooms from exotic orchids to a showcase of heirloom and newly developed... More »
The U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) presents a new exhibit "Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals" now through October 15, 2018. The exhibit showcases six large-scale murals measuring as large as 16 feet, all celebrating plants.
Plants in murals communicate the aesthetic, ecological, and historic importance of plants in the urban environment. This exhibit features large-scale art by local artists... More »
The Architect of the Capitol announces the selection of Saharah Moon Chapotin, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden (USBG).
"Dr. Chapotin is a plant scientist with a passion to educate people about the importance of plants and agriculture," said Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol and Acting Director of... More »
Spring in Washington, D.C., officially arrives with the blooming of the cherry trees and the National Cherry Blossom Festival. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the District each year to admire these trees that surround the Tidal Basin. Many will use their trip to tour museums and local landmarks like the U.S Capitol while in town.
Our Capitol Grounds crew cares for both big and... More »