About The Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden

Our Mission

In partnership with the US Botanic Garden (USBG), we promote and inspire active botanical and environmental stewardship by providing financial support for educational programs highlighting the importance of plants to humankind.

Our goal is to support the educational outreach initiatives at USBG -- extraordinary programs and exhibits that delight, educate and inspire our visitors to become more active stewards of the plants that support life on earth. The Friends of the USBG help coordinate over 200 public programs each year at the USBG, reaching thousands of participants.

Additionally, the Friends of the USBG administers registration fees and assists with program and tour registration, supports the USBG volunteer program, sponsors the National Garden Internship, funds Hands On Plant Science (HOPS), contributes to D.C. Teacher’s Night and so much more! The Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C.