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

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.