Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

Educational Resources

Botanical Partners on the Mall
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany and the U.S. Botanic Garden are botanical partners on the National Mall. As such, we collaborate on a number of projects related to exhibits, research and plants.

Teaching Landscape for Life
Landscape for Life includes a complete kit of teaching resources that can be used to conduct classes in sustainable home gardening. Materials available include a downloadable, illustrated teacher's manual and four slide presentations that illustrate the curriculum.

North American Orchid Conservation Center
The North American Orchid Conservation Center is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden that will join public and private organizations to conserve, cultivate and restore North America's native orchids.