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 winter programs will all be online. Connect with resources from home at www.USBG.gov/AtHome.
As a museum with a living collection, our exhibits, displays and plants are always changing. No two visits are exactly alike!
To get a feel for what you might see when you come visit the U.S. Botanic Garden, we encourage you take our virtual tour. You'll get a peek at our Conservatory, National Garden and Bartholdi Park, but the plant displays and exhibits are likely to be different each time you come.
Find lots more ways you can connect with the Garden from home at www.USBG.gov/AtHome!
We've worked with Google Street View to gather 360-degree imagery throughout the Garden -- both in the outdoor gardens and also inside the Conservatory! A few proposed starting points are embedded below. You can interact with them to look around and move in any direction. Every garden room throughout the Garden can be explored! Also, if you make the image full screen, you'll see a map in the bottom left that will show in blue all the pathways through the Garden where you can virtually visit. Enjoy exploring!
Proposed virtual tour starting points:
Outdoor Gardens, Rose Garden:
Conservatory Interior, Tropics House:
Outdoor Gardens, Bartholdi Park:
- Explore a video tour series of the 2020 Orchid Show (Part 1 of the playlist below See all videos by clicking the video's top right corner or click here to see the full playlist.)
- Tour the Garden with Deputy Executive Director Dr. Susan Pell and learn about plant morphology. (Part 1 of the playlist below. See all videos by clicking the video's top right corner or click here to see the full playlist.)