The U.S. Botanic Garden creates and offers extraordinary exhibits that delight, educate, and inspire the public to become more active stewards of the plants that support life on earth.
The permanent exhibits in our Conservatory will take you around the world all year long. It houses collections of plants from subtropical, tropical and arid regions and showcases orchids, medicinal, economic, endangered, and Hawaiian plants.
The gated outdoor gardens, opened in 2006, feature the Regional Garden of Mid-Atlantic native plants, the Rose Garden devoted to the U.S. national flower, the Pollinator Garden, and the First Ladies Water Garden.
This favorite “secret” garden of Washingtonians, is across Independence Avenue from the Conservatory. Here visitors will find modern sustainable gardens surrounding the historic Bartholdi Fountain. The gardens suggest interesting plants and innovative designs at a scale suitable for the home landscape.