Gardens & Plants

Come explore the thousands of plants of the U.S. Botanic Garden! Learn more about our Conservatory, gated outdoor gardens, and Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens.

From roses to orchids, the rainforest to the Mid-Atlantic, rare and endangered plants to home garden inspiration, you will find a world of plants and environments in our permanent exhibits and gardens. Any time of year, you'll see something beautiful in bloom in the U.S. Botanic Garden's Conservatorygated outdoor gardens, and Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens.


The indoor gardens and galleries of our Conservatory, showcasing plants ranging from deserts to tropical forests, offer the perfect foil to a winter day or harried schedule. The resplendent diversity of form, color, fruit, and fragrance reminds us that plants make our lives possible and enjoyable.

Outdoor Gardens & Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens

Outdoors, our gated outdoor gardens offer the finest of Mid-Atlantic plants, roses, a pollinator garden, and more.

Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens just across Independence Avenue demonstrate a variety of sustainable approaches to the home landscape, with the historic Fountain of Light and Water at the center.

Virtual Tour of the Garden

Explore a virtual tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden -- both outdoors and indoors!

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