|2004_DC_SINH_Orchids||9||DC -- Smithsonian Gardens & USBG -- Orchid Express @ Natural History Museum|
The Orchid Express
December 4, 2004 – May 1, 2005
Until recently, orchids have been considered finicky, difficult, and prohibitively expensive; but with the new technologies, they have become ubiquitous, appearing in movies and TV shows, hotel lobbies and information desks, as well as windowsills and...
|2019_DC_SIPG_Orchids||55||DC -- Smithsonian Gardens & USBG -- Orchid Show @ Donald Reynolds Center|
Orchids: Amazing Adaptations
February 16, 2019 – April 28, 2019
Escape the winter cold and step into a floral oasis in the Kogod Courtyard with Orchids: Amazing Adaptations. A joint collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens, United States Botanic Garden, SAAM, and National Portrait Gallery, this...
|2007_DC_SINH_Orchids||18||DC -- Smithsonian Gardens & USBG -- Orchid Show @ Natural History Museum|
|2013_DC_SINH_Orchids||62||DC -- Smithsonian Gardens & USBG -- Orchids of Latin America @ Natural History Museum|
Orchids of Latin America
January 26, 2013 - April 21, 2013
Do you want to stroll through a tropical rain forest on a cold winter's day? Visit this year’s orchid exhibition to explore the rich crossroads where orchid botany, horticulture, and Latin American cultures meet. Learn about the importance of...
|2009_DC_SINH_Orchids||67||DC -- Smithsonian Gardens & USBG -- Orchids Through Darwin's Eyes @ Natural History Museum|
Orchids Through Darwin's Eyes:
Forming one of the largest families of flowering plants, orchids had adapted to live in almost every type of environment around the world. Orchids helped Charles Darwin (1809-1882) formulate his theories of natural selection and evolution. Since then, they have starred in...
|2017_DC_SIHIR_Orchids||31||DC -- Smithsonian Gardens & USBG -- orchids: A MOMENT @ Hirshhorn|
orchids: A MOMENT
January 14, 2017 – May 14, 2017
The Smithsonian Gardens and United States Botanic Garden 2017 Orchid Exhibition, showcases over 100 orchids in a limited-time display amidst the Hirshhorn’s unique architecture. Selected from the collections of both Smithsonian Gardens and the U.S....
|2011_DC_SINH_Orchids||78||DC -- Smithsonian Gardens & USBG -- Orchids: A View From The East @ Natural History Museum|
Orchids: A View From The East: January 29 - April 24, 2011:
Orchids have been a part of Chinese culture for many centuries, permeating Chinese history, legends, literature, and art. Since ancient times, orchids have been celebrated in China for their beauty and fragrance, and appreciated as symbols of...
|2015_DC_SINH_Orchids||77||DC -- Smithsonian Gardens & USBG -- Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty @ Natural History Museum|
Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty
January 24, 2015 – April 26, 2015
Explore the rich crossroads where orchid botany, horticulture, and technology connect. Featuring orchids from the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection and the United States Botanic Garden Orchid Collection, the exhibit looks...
|2002_DC_Botanic||85||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2003_DC_Botanic||26||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2004_DC_Botanic||28||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2005_DC_Botanic||26||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2006_DC_Botanic||39||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2007_DC_Botanic||10||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2008_DC_Botanic||27||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2009_DC_Botanic||24||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2010_DC_Botanic||50||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
Including a potato display.
|2011_DC_Botanic||40||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2012_DC_Botanic||105||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2013_DC_Botanic||36||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2014_DC_Botanic||8||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2015_DC_Botanic||4||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2016_DC_Botanic||37||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2017_DC_Botanic||34||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2018_DC_Botanic||11||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2019_DC_Botanic||75||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2004_DC_Botanic_Bartholdi||4||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Bartholdi Park|
|2005_DC_Botanic_Bartholdi||3||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Bartholdi Park|
|2008_DC_Botanic_Bartholdi||22||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Bartholdi Park|
The last picture shows the gap where there's normally the massive statue in the middle of the fountain area. I presume it was removed for maintenance or maybe it's always yanked in winter.
|2015_DC_Botanic_Bartholdi||14||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Bartholdi Park|
|2017_DC_Botanic_Bartholdi||2||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Bartholdi Park|
|2019_DC_Botanic_Bartholdi||33||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Bartholdi Park|
|2019_DC_Botanic_BartholdiG||8||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Bartholdi Park -- Gardens Across America|
|2008_DC_Botanic_Orchids||91||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Alphabetical Garden of Orchids|
"An Alphabet Garden of Orchids" Orchid Exhibit Opens February 2, 2008 at U.S. Botanic Garden
Note: Due to large numbers of visitors, use of tripods will not be permitted on Saturdays, Sundays, and Presidents' Day (Feb. 18) during the period of the orchid exhibit (February 2- April 13)
|2019_DC_Botanic_New_Gardens||96||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Celebrating New American Gardens|
Celebrating New American Gardens exhibit
January 31 - October 15, 2019
Public gardens across America are engaging, inviting, and dynamic. Gardens are living creations, as they display seasonal changes along with a constant ebb and flow. This exhibit celebrates American gardens created or renovated...
|2004_DC_Botanic_Xmas||12||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2004)|
A Landscape Architect Who Has Found His Station in Life
Star of New York Train Display Arrives in Washington
By Adrian Higgins
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 16, 2004; Page H01
Paul Busse flips a switch in the conservatory of the U.S. Botanic Garden and his creation comes to...
|2005_DC_Botanic_Xmas||47||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2005)|
|2006_DC_Botanic_Xmas||8||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2006)|
|2008_DC_Botanic_Xmas||150||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2008)|
|2009_DC_Botanic_Xmas||107||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2009)|
|2010_DC_Botanic_Xmas||184||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2010) -- World Heritage Sites (?)|
|2011_DC_Botanic_Xmas||76||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2011) -- Presidential Homes|
|2012_DC_Botanic_Xmas||122||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2012)|
|2013_DC_Botanic_Xmas||114||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2013) -- World's Fairs|
|2014_DC_Botanic_Xmas||180||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2014) -- Lighthouses|
Exploration and Celebrating the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842
November 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015
Holiday cheer abounds at the U.S. Botanic Garden! Despite the cold winter outside, the Conservatory boasts a tropical paradise, one of the largest indoor decorated...
|2015_DC_Botanic_XMas||240||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2015) -- "Pollination Station"|
" Season’s Greenings: Pollination Station". Including some Christmas card family shots.
|2016_DC_Botanic_Xmas||376||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2016) -- "National Parks and Historic Places"|
Season's Greenings: National Parks and Historic Places
November 24 - January 2, 2017
Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and sounds of the season in our annual holiday show Season’s Greenings. See thousands of blooms from exotic orchids to a showcase of heirloom and newly developed poinsettia...
|2017_DC_Botanic_Xmas||302||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2017) -- "Roadside Attractions"|
Season's Greenings: Roadside Attractions
November 23, 2017 - January 1, 2018
This year, take a trip across America as our annual holiday show Season's Greenings showcases Roadside Attractions! In our model train show, trains will chug around, below, through, and above plant-based recreations of...
|2018_DC_Botanic_XMas||387||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2018) -- "All Aboard!"|
Season's Greenings: All Aboard!
November 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019
This year, explore America by train as our annual holiday show Season's Greenings showcases historic railroad stations across the country. In our model train show, trains chug around, below, through, and above plant-based recreations...
|2019_DC_Botanic_XMas||121||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2019)|
Season's Greenings: America's Gardens!
November 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Join us to explore botanic gardens from Hawaii to Maine in this year's Season's Greenings holiday show! Plant based recreations of conservatories, fountains, and sculptures will fill the model train room. These will include...
|2015_DC_Botanic_Exposed||45||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots|
Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots
February 21 through October 13, 2015
Plant roots are vital components of the earth's ecosystem. They are necessary for all plant growth, including the production of food and nutrients for humans and many other organisms. However, as root systems...
|2011_DC_Botanic_FloraP||13||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Flora Photographica|
|2018_DC_Botanic_Orchids||39||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Orchid Spectrum|
February 23 - April 8, 2018
From February 23 through April 8, immerse yourself in the U.S. Botanic Garden's annual orchid show, presented in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens. Found on every continent except Antarctica, orchids showcase a wide spectrum of diversity in color,...
|2010_DC_Botanic_Potato||59||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Spuds Unearthed|
“Spuds Unearthed!” Exhibit Digs Up History of the Potato
Posted by Jennifer Martin, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, on October 4, 2010 at 9:27 AM
Jean Ristaino of North Carolina State University used USDA funds to sequence late blight disease, pictured, responsible for the Irish potato...
|2003_DC_Botanic_Stink||5||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Stink Plant|
This blooming flower had a lot of press coverage during the days leading up to its opening. It blooms once every 10 years or so and apparently the stench is akin to rotting elephant flesh. It never opened completely but people who came the first day got to smell it. I came on its last day and, despite...
|2005_DC_Botanic_Stink||10||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Stink Plant|
I had no idea but it was the return of the Titan Arum weekend. There was another infamous stink plant. Native to Sumatra, Indonesia, they had had another one that bloomed in July 2003. I had gone then, along with 10,000 others, and couldn't smell it at all. This time, I could smell it but didn't find it...
|2008_DC_Botanic_Quilts||14||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Stitch In Vine (Quilts)|
A Stitch in Vine: Botanical Quilts
February 15, 2008 - Washington, DC -- The United States Botanic Garden explores new territory in the cultural meaning of plants with its first-ever textile exhibit! A Stitch in Vine presents botanically themed contemporary quilts handmade by artists of the...
|2018_DC_Botanic_Murals||14||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals|
Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals
January 31 - October 15, 2018
Stop and take a look at the murals covering our city walls and you'll notice plants are often featured. Plants in murals communicate the aesthetic, ecological, and historic importance of plants in the urban environment. This exhibit features...
|2010_DC_Botanic_BHS_101219||56||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Performance: Christmas (2010) -- Barrington High School Madrigal Singers|
|2011_DC_Botanic_CAC_111213||14||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Performance: Christmas (2011) -- Capital Accord Chorus (choral performance)|
|2015_DC_Botanic_CAC_151215||15||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Performance: Christmas (2015) -- Capital Accord Chorus (choral performance)|
|2016_DC_Botanic_40Thieves||10||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Performance: Christmas (2016) -- 40 Thieves|
Concert: Season's Greenings
40 Thieves, Irish rock
Evenings in the Conservatory are magical! Join us for live seasonal music in the Garden Court. Please note: Limited seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.
|2017_DC_Botanic_CAC_171228||13||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Performance: Christmas (2017) -- Capital Accord Chorus (choral performance)|
December 2017 holiday concert series:
Dec. 28: Capital Accord Chorus (choral)
|2018_DC_Botanic_CAC_181227||26||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Performance: Christmas (2018) -- Capital Accord Chorus (choral performance)|
Capital Accord Chorus (choral)
Capital Accord Chorus is a women's chorus performing four-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style. Their fun and engaging repertoire ranges from jazz to pop, through standards and show tunes -- they sing it all
|2004_DC_Botanic_Garden||1||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- The National Garden|
|2008_DC_Botanic_Garden||16||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- The National Garden|
|2009_DC_Botanic_Garden||25||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- The National Garden|
|2011_DC_Botanic_Garden||6||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- The National Garden|
|2019_DC_Botanic_Garden||17||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- The National Garden|
|2017_DC_Botanic_Production||214||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden Production Facility Tour|
USBG Production Facility
Tour: Horticultural Backstage Pass: The USBG Production Facility Collection Highlights
Go behind-the-scenes on this guided horticultural highlights tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden Production Facility. Featuring almost two acres of greenhouses, this facility is the largest...