Smithsonian Gardens - Orchid Collection

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United States of America - District of Columbia - Washington

Institution Code:

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
Smithsonian Gardens - Orchid Collection
600 Maryland Avenue, SW
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 420
District of Columbia 20013 United States of America

Telephone: (202) 633-5839
Fax: (202) 633-5697
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Barbara Faust
    Curator's Name: Sarah Hedean
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Courtney Connolly
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 25
    Educational Staff Number: 6
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 10

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 38.8951120
    Longitude: -77.0363660
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Haupt Garden Ripley Garden Victory Garden Heirloom Garden Butterfly Garden Flight Garden Bird Garden Rose Garden Native Garden
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name:
  • Local Address: National Mall
  • Locality: City: Washington DC
  • Locality: State: District of Columbia

Features and Facilities

  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 4713
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2511
  • Special Collections:Smithsonian Gardens maintains only an Orchid Collection and a Tree collection
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: No