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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 »

Dec
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Wed

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 »

Dec
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Wed

"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 »

Dec
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Wed

Today the Honorable Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol, joined members of the Dome Restoration team to attach the final restored ornament, a rosette, to the ... More »

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