Conservatory Closed

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 fall programs will all be online. Connect with resources from home at www.USBG.gov/AtHome.

Holywood

Guaiacum santum
Plant Botanical Name: 
Guaiacum santum
Plant Threat Level: 
Endangered

Guaiacum sanctum or Holywood is a less valuable but rarely distinguished from "lignum-vitae" or G. officinale. Native to the Caribbean, Central America and Florida with few remaining populations, the species is all but extinct and extremely rare across its native range.