To limit the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) has changed its operations. The Conservatory and gated outdoor gardens are temporarily closed to the public, while Bartholdi Park and the Terrace Gardens remain open. Please monitor this website for updates to operating status. Many resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, informational videos, and our winter programs will all be online. Connect with resources from home at www.USBG.gov/AtHome.
WEST GALLERY CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION
Life on earth begins with plants. Plants play a crucial role in the development of human cultures throughout the world, and are an important part of therapy, ornamentation, music, ceremony, language and many other enrichments to our everyday lives.
Discover that much of life's quality and meaning is expressed through plants with a sensory experience demonstrating the richness of plant contributions to human culture. Plants in Culture, in the West Gallery, features many sensory experiences, such as smelling the aromas and seeing the videos found in the larger-than-life plant sculptures of the "Garden of Ideas," or hearing voices speaking plant-inspired phrases in the "Temple" that is the centerpiece of Plants in Culture.