Garden Closed

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is temporarily closed to the public to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus.

Whenever possible, the USBG will reschedule public programs and events originally scheduled during the closure period. Please monitor the USBG website for updates to operating status. Many resources can still be accessed online, including educational worksheets and manuals, fact sheets and more, and some of our programs will also be made available online. Find online resources at

Frank Brooks

Supervisory Horticulturalist
(202) 226-4780

Frank joined the Garden in 2007. Today, he oversees day-to-day operations of the Production Facility greenhouse range and grounds, including the acquisition of plants, supplies, and equipment. Before this, he served as the supervisor of the Exhibits and Display Horticulture team.

Before joining the Garden, Frank was a conservation planner for St. Mary's Soil Conservation District and a nutrient management consultant specializing in greenhouse, nursery, and agricultural crops. He owned and operated Laurel Grove Nursery from 1992-1999, and worked with Wentworth Nursery before that.

Frank has a BS in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Maryland, and is a Certified Pesticide applicator in ornamental exterior, interior, turf, industrial weed, and right of way. His hobbies include recreational boating, kayaking, sailing, gardening, and DYI projects.