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Funds Awarded to 26 Urban Agriculture Projects
The U.S. Botanic Garden and American Public Gardens Association are awarding support to 26 public gardens and their community partners engaging in urban agriculture, food-growing, and related education work. The 26 awards total $445,600 in support for public garden partnerships across the U.S. that will foster public engagement and education in urban food growing and build capacity in urban agriculture programs.
28th Annual Joint Orchid Exhibit
Smithsonian Gardens and the United States Botanic Garden present the 28th annual joint orchid exhibit “The Future of Orchids: Conservation and Collaboration” from Jan. 27 through April 28, 2024, filling the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery with hundreds of live orchids.
Explore Plants of the World
The Conservatory showcases plant collections ranging from arid deserts to vibrant orchids to lush tropical forests!
U.S. Tree Assessment
Researchers complete first comprehensive threat assessment of all U.S. trees; at least 1-in-9 U.S. tree species threatened with extinction
The Children's Garden is closed for the winter season. We look forward to welcoming youth to enjoy plant exploration through planting, watering, digging, and more beginning in May 2024!
The U.S. Botanic Garden showcases many plants native to the United States, like this colorful Phlox floridana. Find native plants throughout the Garden!
Our collections range from mid-Atlantic native plants and cacti to roses and carnivorous plants. See plants from throughout the U.S. and around the world!
The United States Botanic Garden inspires people to appreciate, study, and conserve plants to enrich society locally and globally.
Locations & Hours
Gated Outdoor Gardens
Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens
Explore and Discover
Agriculture impacts everyone’s daily life and not just because of the food we eat. Explore the galleries and gardens to learn how inventive ideas in agriculture, both scientific and social, sustain and enrich life and how growing and cooking food connects people with each other and communities.
The Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports the educational outreach activities at the U.S. Botanic Garden.
The U.S. Botanic Garden collaborates with other public gardens, federal and municipal agencies, and nonprofit organizations to achieve shared goals through projects that have wide-reaching impacts.