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

Laura Anthony

Laura Anthony
Congressional Events
Public Programs
(202) 226-7674

Laura coordinates special events at the USBG, including Congressional evening events and events sponsored by the USBG and the Friends of the USBG. She serves as liaison for the Garden and provides high quality customer service to USBG vendors, partners, stakeholders, contractors and visitors.

Laura has worked for local government in Palm Beach County, Florida, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Executive Branch of the U.S. government and the Southern Governors' Association. She is active in the Herb Society of America and has served on the local Potomac Unit's Board in various capacities.