Garden Closed

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is temporarily closed to the public to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus.

Whenever possible, the USBG will reschedule public programs and events originally scheduled during the closure period. Please monitor the USBG website for updates to operating status. Many resources can still be accessed online, including educational worksheets and manuals, fact sheets and more, and some of our programs will also be made available online. Find online resources at

Libby Rhoads

Libby Rhoads
Public Programs Supervisor
Public Programs
(202) 226-8038

Libby Rhoads received a BA in Elementary Education and an MS in Curriculum and Teacher Leadership from Miami University in Oxford, OH. During her time at Miami University, she discovered a passion for informal education, which led her to The George Washington University where she earned an MAT in Museum Education. After graduation, she was hired by the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) as a Volunteer Coordinator. She is currently the USBG Public Programs Supervisor.

When not at the Garden, Libby spends her time figure skating and coaching with DC EDGE synchronized skating teams. On the occasion when she's not at a rink or the USBG, she enjoys lazy mornings on the porch sipping chai lattes, hosting friends and family for crawfish boils, and going on long(ish) walks with her husband and dog.