Opening/ Closure Status

All outdoor gardens are currently open. The Conservatory and public restrooms remain closed, due to the closure of the U.S. Capitol campus buildings. Please monitor for updates on operating status. USBG resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, and online programs by visiting


The horticulture staff at the U.S. Botanic Garden has an abundance of knowledge about plants. Our experts occasionally share gardening tips and horticultural expertise on common houseplants and growing techniques in the Mid-Atlantic.

Plant Hotline
If you have questions about a plant in your garden, please feel free to reach out to our Plant Hotline. You can leave a message at (202) 226-4785 or send us an email, which will be forwarded to the appropriate person for a response.

Landscape for Life(tm)
Want to find out more about sustainable gardening? Landscape for Life contains a wealth of information on sustainable gardening to make it easy to transform your home garden into a beautiful and healthy refuge for you and your family.