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: All Aboard!," will open Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018, and run through New Year's Day, January 1, 2019. The USBG is vibrant throughout the holidays with the sights, scents and sounds of the season.
Take a train ride across... 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 »
"Botanical Art Worldwide: America's Flora" will open to the public on May 4, 2018 at the United States Botanic Garden (USBG), featuring 46 botanical artworks of America's native plants. The exhibition, a collaborative project of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) and USBG, will remain on view in the Garden's West Gallery through October 15.
ASBA artists worked over four... More »
U.S. Botanic Garden's renovated Bartholdi Park showcases sustainable gardening, achieves SITES Gold certification
The renovation of Bartholdi Park at the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is complete, and the new garden is a showcase of sustainable gardening. Created in 1932, Bartholdi Park has served as a demonstration garden for more than 80 years and until 2016... More »