Hours Location

Hours and Location

Please read the Visiting Guidelines before coming to the Garden.

The Conservatory is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed on Dec. 25. There are extended hours for the holiday exhibit, when the Conservatory will be open until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in December 2022. The Conservatory is located at 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20001.

The gated outdoor gardens ("National Garden") are open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed on Dec. 25. These gated outdoor gardens have extended evening hours staying open until 7 p.m. from April 1 to September 15 each year. It is adjacent to the Conservatory, with entrances from Independence Avenue, from Maryland Avenue (at 3rd Street) and from the Conservatory Terrace.

Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens are open from dawn to dusk, daily, including weekends and holidays. It is located across Independence Avenue from the Conservatory, with access from any of the three bordering streets - Independence Avenue, Washington Avenue, or First Street SW.

Public Transportation

The easiest way to reach us by Metrorail is by taking either the Orange, Blue, or Silver line to the Federal Center SW station. Exit the station, walk north (left) along Third Street SW for two blocks, cross Independence Avenue and continue one more block to Maryland Avenue. Look toward the Capitol and you will see the glass dome of the Conservatory. The Conservatory entrance is on Maryland Avenue.

Metrobuses #32, 34 and 36 stop behind the Conservatory at Independence Avenue and First Street SW.

We encourage taking public transportation, you can plan your trip on Metro.

The National Mall route of the DC Circulator bus stops on 3rd St SW by the Capitol Reflecting Pool, in front of the Conservatory.


Metered street parking spaces are available within a few blocks of the U.S. Botanic Garden. The Garden does not have its own parking lot or parking spaces.

Tour Buses

There is no tour bus parking at the U.S. Botanic Garden. There is a tour bus route from the Capitol to Parking Lot B at Union Station. Tour bus drivers should use this route between the tour drop-off/pick-up point on First Street SW and the bus parking lot.