Garden Closed

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

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

On-going online programs:

    (Recordings are posted to each page for future viewing)

    Spring online programs

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


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    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

    Online Q&A: Plant Health Care for Home Growers

    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: