Washington – The U.S. Botanic Garden invites visitors to come enjoy blooms and a beverage with special summer evening hours on select Thursdays. On the third Thursdays in June, July, and August 2024, the Garden will stay open until 8 p.m. for visitors to enjoy the golden hour and sunset amidst summer flowers and the USBG plant collection from around the world. All areas of the Garden will stay open until 8 p.m. on June 20, July 18, and August 15, 2024.

In partnership with the Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden, local restauranteur Vintage Views will have lemonade, botanical non-alcoholic mocktails, and snacks available for purchase all three extended evenings.

Additionally, for the June 20 evening, local frozen treat vendor Jarabe Gourmet Pops will have gourmet popsicles available for purchase. On July 18 and August 15, ice cream and sorbet from Here's the Scoop will be available for purchase.

The gift shop will stay open during the extended evenings, offering unique USBG-themed items, plants, and other botanical items for purchase. The USBG gift shop is run by local business ReWild in collaboration with the Friends of the USBG.

Entrance to the USBG is free and tickets are not required. Learn more and plan your visit at www.USBG.gov.


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Media contact: Devin Dotson, devin.dotson@aoc.gov, 202-306-6743

About United States Botanic Garden 
The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is the oldest continuously operating public garden in the United States, established by Congress in 1820. The U.S. Botanic Garden inspires people to appreciate, study, and conserve plants to enrich society locally and globally. With over a million visitors annually, the USBG strives to demonstrate and promote sustainable practices. It is a living plant museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and Botanic Gardens Conservation International. www.USBG.gov


Two visitors explore the palms and other tropical plants of the Conservatory's Tropics house during golden hour.