January 19, 2018

The United States Botanic Garden

As many of you know, I am an avid gardener and am always inspired by the many gardens I visit during the year.

My head gardener, Ryan McCallister, shares this passion and always tries to visit public garden spaces whenever he travels. During a recent business trip to Washington, DC, Ryan visited the United States Botanic Garden on the grounds of the United States Capitol. First established by the U.S. Congress in 1820, the United States Botanic Garden, or USBG, is among the oldest botanic gardens in North America, and the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States. Since 1934, the USBG has been maintained through the Architect of the Capitol, and is open every single day of the year including federal holidays.

While there, Ryan toured the indoor gardens and galleries of the USBG’s Conservatory - it was a perfect choice on a cold winter’s day. Enjoy these photos.