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

Alexandra Torres

Alex Torres
Education Specialist
Public Programs
(202) 226-2435

Alexandra Torres joins the U.S. Botanic Garden Public Programs team as an Education Specialist, with extensive experience in education and plant and environmental sciences. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Conservation of Natural Resources from Texas Tech University and a Master's degree in Plant Science from the University of Maryland. She is also and ISA Certified Arborist, with a great love and respect for native plants of the Northeast and a keen understanding of the critical role that all plants play in promoting long-term environmental health.

For the past three and half years, Alexandra has worked as an educator for the National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden, where she focused primarily on the development of sustainable programming and providing accessible education and resources to those wanting to create a healthier environment. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to join the U.S. Botanic Garden and the Architect of the Capitol team.