A female volunteer docent leads a group of give adults on a tour of the ConservatoryThere is so much to take in at the U.S. Botanic Garden! Consider a tour to learn more about the Garden’s plants or collections.

While the USBG has continued altered operations, on-site tours are suspended. Please explore the online virtual and video tour offerings.

Online Virtual and Video Tours

Explore interactive virtual tours and video tours on our Virtual Tours page.

Cell Phone / Smartphone Audio Tour

Use your cell phone to learn more about the gardens and plants at the U.S. Botanic Garden:

Phone call option

To get started, call (202) 730-9303.

Enter a stop number to hear a story about the Garden. You may hang up and redial the tour at any time. During the tour, you can control the audio by pressing 1 to rewind the recording, 2 to pause/play the recording or press # to skip the recording. Normal fees apply to your call.

Smartphone / Web option

Smartphone users can stream audio tour stops by visiting usbg.oncell.com.

Sample audio tour stops:

 Conservatory Stops (partial list)

Outdoor Gardens Stops (partial list)

101 – USBG Brief History

201 – Welcome to the Outdoor Gardens

102 – Garden Court

202 – West Lawn

104 – U.S. Exploring Expedition

203 – Pollinator Garden

109 – Murals

204 – First Ladies Water Garden

112 – Plant Conservation

205 – Regional Garden

115 – Orchids

210 – Amphitheatre

117 – Mediterranean

211 – History of the Rose Garden

120 – Medicinal Plants

301 – Welcome to Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens

126 – World Deserts

302 – Bartholdi Fountain

132 – Hawaii

301 – Kitchen Garden

134 – Primeval Garden

312 – Sustainable SITES Initiative

139 – Plant Adaptations

313 – Sustainability in the Garden

144 – Tropics


150 – Southern Exposure


154 – Children's Garden