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

Kyle Wallick

(202) 226-5882

Kyle joined the U.S. Botanic Garden in 2001 after pursuing a master's degree in systematic botany at the University of Oklahoma. Kyle was born in Lafayette, Indiana where he took an early interest in the flora and fauna of the Eastern Deciduous Forest and tallgrass prairie biomes, learning the families and scientific names of plants he encountered. His initial academic path was in the field of theology and biblical languages, receiving a B.A. at McGill University and master's degree at the University of Chicago. Kyle would later return to his hometown and the department of horticulture at Purdue University after receiving life-changing advice from Dr. Harrison Flint to explore a career in public horticulture. His professional career began at Toledo Botanical Garden.

Kyle has been a member of the Botanical Society of America, American Society of Plant Taxonomists, and the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries.