Explore a new exhibit called Celebrating New American Gardens at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC. The exhibit showcases 21 gardens in the United States that have created new gardens or renovated a garden within the last five years. Photos, drawings, landscape designs, and project descriptions communicate each garden’s story. These new gardens showcase new plant collections, create spaces for people to connect with nature, and foster sustainability.
“Gardens are always changing – with the seasons, with emerging gardening trends, and with their communities. We are excited to feature these new gardens and showcase the diversity and beauty of modern garden projects,” said Saharah Moon Chapotin, U.S. Botanic Garden executive director.
From now until October 15, 2019, when the exhibit ends, the U.S. Botanic Garden will have programs, workshops, lectures, and tours related to the exhibit. The U.S. Botanic Garden is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Conservatory is located at 100 Maryland Ave. SW, on the southwest side of the U.S. Capitol. The following are the gardens featured in the exhibit.
- Adkins Arboretum, Maryland
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York
- Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Massachusetts
- Chicago Botanic Garden, Illinois
- Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado
- Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Michigan
- Green Bay Botanical Garden, Wisconsin
- The Grotto Gardens at the Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio
- Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania
- Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Florida
- New Orleans Botanical Garden, Louisiana
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pennsylvania
- Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon
- Reiman Gardens, Iowa
- San Diego Zoo, California
- San Diego Zoo Safari Park, California
- State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Georgia
- Tohono Chul, Arizona
- Tulsa Botanic Garden, Oklahoma
- United States Botanic Garden, District of Columbia
- Waterfront Botanical Gardens, Kentucky
Photos courtesy of the U.S. Botanic Garden.