Opening/Closure Status

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 for updates on operating status. USBG resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, and online programs by visiting

Chocolate plant

Cacao pods
Plant Botanical Name: 
Theobroma cacao ssp. cacao
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory Room Location: 
Garden Court