Garden Closed

Due to the closure of the U.S. Capitol Campus to the public, the U.S. Botanic Garden continues to have altered operations.  Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens and the Terrace Gardens are open while the Conservatory and gated outdoor gardens are temporarily closed. Please monitor www.USBG.gov for updates on operating status. Many resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, and online programs. Connect with resources from home at www.USBG.gov/AtHome.

Online Programs

Father and son with computer outsideJoin the Garden to learn about gardening, talks by garden book authors, yoga, cooking with seasonal food plants, and more via online programs. Find more ways to connect with the Garden from home at www.USBG.gov/AtHome.

On-going online programs:

    (Recordings are posted to each page for future viewing)

    Summer online programs

    Additional programs coming soon, and videos for some will be posted here after the program occurs.

    June

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    July

    August

    Programs Archive: Recordings of previous programs

    • Paint Your Own Botanical Mural

    • Book Talk: Resilience - Connecting with Nature in the Time in A Time of Crisis

    Online Demo: Caring for Houseplants

    Online Corpse Flower Live Q&A: Horticulture Focus

    Author Talk: Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life

    Author Talk: American Eden

    Author Talk: Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island

    Live Cooking Demo: Quick Pickles and Pumpkin Butter

    Live Cooking Demo: "Can I Substitute...?" Using What You've Got to Make A Meal

    Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist (lecture)

    Yard of the Month! Plants for Civic Engagement and Transformation

    Scary Beautiful: Carnivorous Plants Q&A

    Online Demo: Natural Dyes at Home: The Basics

    Online Art Workshop: Drawing Winter Trees in Pencil and Ink

    Online Demo: Shrub Pruning for the Home Gardener

    Mexican Dishes with Muchas Gracias - Local Chef Series

    Online Talk: Hillwood - A Garden For All Seasons

    Herbarium Demo: Plant ImPRESSIONs

    Online Q&A: Plant Health Care for Home Growers

    Early Spring Flowers in Watercolor (Online Art Workshop)

    Online Ask An Expert: Kitchen Garden Preparations

    Celebrating Women in Science: Crop Wild Relatives in Research (Online Panel)

    Online Q&A: Orchid Care for the Home Grower

    Horticulture, History, and Immigrants: Systems Altering This Land (Online Talk)

    Online Q&A: Seasonal Vegetable Gardening

    Creating a Cutting Garden (Online Lecture)

    Natural Dyes at Home: Simple Techniques

    USBG at 200 (Part 1): Deeply Rooted

    Unexpected Foraging with Alexis Nikole Nelson

    Plant Science Conversations: Global Coffee Conservation and Genetics (Online Discussion)

    Spring Container Gardening (Online Demo)

    USBG at 200 (Part 2): Branching Outward (Online Discussion)

    Cooking with Lemon and Tamarind (Online Cooking Demo)

    Virtual Tours and other resources:

    If you're looking for other ways to connect with the Garden online during this time, explore our gardens through a Virtual Tour and video tour series: