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

Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden

The Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It was created in 1991 to finance the National Garden. Today, the Friends support the educational outreach activities at the U.S. Botanic Garden.

The U.S. Botanic Garden and the Friends share a dedication to demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, economic, therapeutic and ecological importance of plants to human well-being. The Friends support the creation of extraordinary programs and events that delight, educate and inspire visitors to become more active stewards of the plants that support life on earth.

The Friends organization achieves its mission by helping coordinate around 200 public programs each year at the U.S. Botanic Garden, reaching thousands of participants.

The Friends administers registration fees, supports the U.S. Botanic Garden volunteer program, sponsors an outreach internship, and funds the Hands On Plant Science (HOPS) program.

To reach the Friends office, please call 202-225-1281.