Garden Closed

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is temporarily closed to the public to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus.

Whenever possible, the USBG will reschedule public programs and events originally scheduled during the closure period. Please monitor the USBG website for updates to operating status. Many resources can still be accessed online, including educational worksheets and manuals, fact sheets and more, and some of our programs will also be made available online. Find online resources at www.USBG.gov/AtHome

USBG at Home

pink orchid with sunlight behindWhile the U.S. Botanic Garden might be closed, we are sharing our Garden with you online! We invite you to connect with us here and explore from home. We're sharing virtual tours, online programs (including weekly online yoga and cooking demos), plant spotlight stories, at-home activities for kids and families including coloring pages and lesson plans, videos, and more.

As we celebrate our 200th anniversary this year, we're also sharing photos and stories from our deeply-rooted history. Join us to celebrate the beauty and joy plants bring to the world!

EXPLORE SPRING AROUND THE GARDEN

Watch as spring unfolds around the Garden, through photo and video. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily posts of what's happening in the Garden.

Purple allium flowers
Spotlight on Allium
Yucca filamentosa blooms
White blooms of adam's needle (Yucca filamentosa)
Amorphophallus bulbifer blooms
Our Amorphophallus bulbifer plants are blooming and stinking!
Yellow rose flowers in the Rose Garden
Video: Spring Tour of the Rose Garden
Yellow and red tulips against a blue sky
Spring Tulips in Bloom
Purple sage blooms between tall trees
Bartholdi Park Wins Stormwater Retention Certification
Hundreds of pink and red tulips
Explore a Sea of Pink and Red Tulips
Hand holding stamens of magnolia flower
Video: Magnolia ashei flower morphology
Bees on Pink flowers of eastern redbud tree
National Pollinator Day Feature: Bees
Colorful tulips are seen by the thousands
Colorful Spring Flowers
Purple hellebore flowers
Video: Spring Moment of Zen
1869 - First Conservatory with visitors in front
U.S. Botanic Garden turns 200!

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

The Garden has plants from across the United States and around the world. Explore these virtual tours and find a new favorite plant!

Google Street View image of the U.S. Botanic Garden Rose Garden
Virtual Tour:
Outdoor Gardens
Google Street View of the Tropics house in the Conservatory
Virtual Tour: Conservatory
Video tour of Bartholdi Park in spring
Video Tour: Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens
Hundreds of colorful Vanda orchids hang against a white wall
Video Tour Series: 2020 Orchid Show

LEARN FROM HOME

Join in virtual courses from the comfort of your own home. From botanic art classes to yoga to cooking demos and more, you'll find many ways to engage with the Garden's programs online.

Cooking at home online video
Online Cooking Demos
Girl doing upward dog yoga pose
Online Yoga
Marta McDowell talks about a tree in an online class
Online Lectures and Workshops
A hand holds a flower from the jade vine plant
Plant Morphology Learning Series
Paphiopedilum orchid
Learn about the USBG as a Plant Rescue Center
tinky flowers of black pepper
Learn about green, black, and white pepper
Plant Trivia
Weekly Plant Trivia
Pink rhododendron flowers
Native Plants: Rhododendron 'Choptank Rose'

ACTIVITES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES

The Garden has activities available for families and children of multiple ages. Discover coloring pages about our plant collections, at-home lessons, and more.

USBG coloring book - color our plants
#ColorOurCollection: USBG Coloring Book
Dissected flower showing inside parts
Lesson Plan: Flower to Seed, Seed to Flower
Looking inside a carnivorous pitcher plant
Exploring Inside a Carnivorous Plant
Print and fold orchid-gami
Print and fold your own Orchid-gami!