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.
March 1-7, 2021
Join us for a week-long celebration of our Production Facility this year as our Open House goes online! Throughout the week of March 1-7, we'll be sharing special behind-the-scenes videos from our Horticulture team, and then we'll cap the week off with two live Question and Answer programs on Saturday, March 6.
Register for the two interactive Question and Answer programs:
- March 6 - Online Q&A: Plant Health Care for the Home Grower (Production Facility Virtual Open House)
- March 6 - Online Q&A: Orchid Care for the Home Grower (Production Facility Virtual Open House)
We will post behind-the-scenes videos daily the week of March 1, 2021. Watch the latest here, and click the playlist in the video's upper right corner to see all videos in this playlist. You can also see the full playlist here.
About the U.S. Botanic Garden Production Facility
Greenhouses to shelter and propagate plants have been part of the U.S. Botanic Garden since the 1850s.
Our Production Facility is the largest greenhouse complex supporting a public garden in the United States. The greenhouse, completed in 1993, includes 85,000 square feet under glass divided into 34 greenhouse bays and 17 environmental zones. Its computerized environmental controls provide the flexibility to grow a wide variety of plants for public display.
The Production Facility supports foliage, nursery crops and seasonal displays and exhibits. In addition, it contains all of the U.S. Botanic Garden collection not currently on display, including orchids, medicinal plants, insectivorous plants and rare and endangered species.