Tours at the U.S. Botanic Garden

A female volunteer docent leads a group of give adults on a tour of the ConservatoryAs a living plant museum, there is so much to take in at the U.S. Botanic Garden! Explore our many self-guided tours to learn more about the Garden's plants or collections.

Online Virtual and Video Tours

Explore interactive virtual tours and video tours on our Virtual Tours page.

Drop-In Guided Tours

While the USBG has continued altered operations, onsite programs and tours are suspended. Please explore the online virtual and video tour offerings.

Group Tours

The USBG is not offering group tours at this time. For any additional related inquiries, please email or call (202) 226-2055.

School Groups

Please visit our Teachers and Field Trips section for more information about planning a trip to the USBG, including age-appropriate activities.

Cell Phone / Smartphone Audio Tour

Use your cell phone to learn more about the gardens and plants at the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Phone call option

To get started, call (202) 730-9303 or visit

Enter a stop number to hear a story about the Garden. You may hang up and redial the tour at any time. During the tour, you can control the audio by pressing 1 to rewind the recording, 2 to pause/play the recording or press # to skip the recording. Normal fees apply to your call.

Smartphone / Web option

Smartphone users can stream audio tour stops by visiting

Sample audio tour stops:

Conservatory Stops (partial list)

Outdoor Gardens Stops (partial list)

101 - USBG Brief History

201 - Welcome to the Outdoor Gardens

102 - Garden Court

202 - West Lawn

104 - U.S. Exploring Expedition

203 - Pollinator Garden

109 - Murals

204 - First Ladies Water Garden

112 - Plant Conservation

205 - Regional Garden

115 - Orchids

210 - Amphitheatre

117 - Mediterranean

211 - History of the Rose Garden

120 - Medicinal Plants

301 - Welcome to Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens

126 - World Deserts

302 - Bartholdi Fountain

132 - Hawaii

301 - Kitchen Garden

134 - Primeval Garden

312 - Sustainable SITES Initiative

139 - Plant Adaptations

313 - Sustainability in the Garden

144 - Tropics

150 - Southern Exposure

154 - Children's Garden