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

Jim Adams

Jim Adams
Horticulture Manager
(202) 695-5232

Jim Adams has joined the U.S. Botanic Garden as the new Horticulture Manager. Mr. Adams is joining our team from the National Park Service where he was Supervisory Horticulturist at the White House. During his eight years there he oversaw all horticulture for the site and managed the staff that tends the gardens and grounds. Jim is well known in DC horticulture, having previously worked as Head Horticulturist at the British Ambassador's Residence and as Curator of the National Herb Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum. He is originally from Michigan and a graduate of Michigan State University.