All outdoor gardens are currently open. The Conservatory and public restrooms remain closed, due to the closure of the U.S. Capitol campus buildings. Please monitor www.USBG.gov for updates on operating status. USBG resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, and online programs by visiting www.USBG.gov/AtHome.
**The Children's Garden is seasonal, open Spring-Fall.** Not all areas or offerings are open at this time. Please review the latest information about Opening and Closure status of various Garden areas on our Visit page.
Come explore the updated Children's Garden!
The arrival of warm weather and spring blooms brings out the kid in all of us, and there's no better place for kids and their parents than the U.S. Botanic Garden.
Explore the outdoor Children's Garden in the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory where kids can grow their imaginations while checking out a variety of colorful garden plants. The Children's Garden gives kids a chance to get hands-on in a garden where they can explore and use gardening tools and watering cans.
When young children use their imaginations to relate to their surroundings, there is evidence that they are also developing a life-long affection for the natural world.
Kids are invited to see what's in bloom and to gently touch and smell the plants in the Children's Garden. Watch your kids relax, discover and reawaken their sense of curiosity!