Due to the closure of the U.S. Capitol Campus to the public, the U.S. Botanic Garden continues to have altered operations. Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens and the Terrace Gardens are open while the Conservatory and gated outdoor gardens are temporarily closed. Please monitor www.USBG.gov for updates on operating status. Many resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, and online programs. Connect with resources from home at www.USBG.gov/AtHome.
Elizabeth Barton (she/her) has a passion for horticultural education and making science more approachable to everyone through informal education and social media. She joined the U.S. Botanic Garden team as the Volunteer Coordinator in June 2017. Elizabeth has a master's in Public Horticulture Administration from the Longwood Graduate Program, where she researched public garden social media use and millennial engagement strategies. She also has a master's in Plant Science from the University of Maryland, where she researched green roof systems and plant establishment. Elizabeth has a B.S. from the University of Delaware in Landscape Horticulture and Design.