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

Frank Brooks

Frank Brooks
Supervisory Horticulturalist
(202) 226-4780

Frank joined the Garden in 2002. 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.