The U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) has a new exhibit called Gardens Across America. The exhibit showcases 21 public gardens through vignettes created by each garden displaying plants and items illustrating the gardens’ stories. The displays were chosen from a call for entries to all gardens across the country. The vignettes are located throughout the outdoor area of the USBG in Washington DC and range in size and scope. For example, Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is showcasing its begonia mascot; Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is demonstrating cleaning mine water and creating new gardens; Tucson Botanical Gardens has cacti and agaves in its barrio garden; Atlanta Botanical Gardens has carnivorous pitcher plants; and the State Botanic Garden of Georgia has native pollinator plants. The exhibit demonstrates the diversity and beauty of the more than 600 public gardens in the United States. Throughout the exhibit run, which ends on October 1, the USBG will offer programs, workshops, lectures, and tours related to the exhibit.
The USBG is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with outdoor gardens having extended hours until 7:00 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The USBG is at 200 Maryland Avenue SW on the southwest side of the U.S. Capitol. Photos are courtesy of the USBG and gardens include:
- Atlanta Botanical Garden, Georgia
- Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Colorado
- Bookworm Gardens, Wisconsin
- Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado
- Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Florida
- Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Ohio
- Lockerly Arboretum, Georgia
- Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, South Carolina
- Mt. Cuba Center, Delaware
- Norfolk Botanical Garden, Virginia
- North Carolina Botanical Garden, North Carolina
- Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, North Carolina
- Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Pennsylvania
- Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, California
- Sarah P. Duke Gardens, North Carolina
- Smithsonian Gardens, Washington DC
- State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Georgia
- The Botanical Research institute of Texas and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Texas
- Tucson Botanical Gardens, Arizona
- U.S. National Arboretum, Washington DC
Hey, thanks for this helpful information.
Would you tell me what is the difference between an arboretum and a botanical garden?
You are welcome. An arboretum is a botanical collection of trees, typically outside. A botanical garden is a botanical collection of many different types of plants and can be outside or outside and inside in a greenhouse or conservatory.