What is the United States Botanic Garden (USBG)?
The United States Botanic Garden is a Federal location undertaken by the Architect of the Capitol, which is an Independent Federal Agency; as its name suggests, the USBG is a vast collection of plant life located on the grounds of the Capitol compound – also referred to as ‘The Nation’s Capitol’. Within the vast expanses of the USBG exist the following features:
A production facility undertaking study, analysis, and development of the plant species residing within the USBG; this facility is under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government of the United States, as well
A collection of plants and flowers surpassing 10,000 in number; amongst the collection housed by the USBG, the recorded ages of several plants have been estimated to exceed 150 years
The USBG offers tours, seminars, and informational programs to its visitors
USBG Quick Facts
The USBG is under the jurisdiction of the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government of the United States. Legislative Federal Agencies are responsible for the development and formulation of operational legislation existing within the United States of America; within the structure of the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government of the United States exist both the United states Senate and the House of Representatives – these 2 institutions comprise the United States Congress. The following details outline the structuring of the USBG:
The USBG was founded in 1820 through the suggestion of former-President James Monroe, who allotted upwards of 20 acres of land for the purpose of the cultivation and development of faunal and floral specimen
The headquarters of the USBG are located in Washington, D.C.
The USBG is administered by the Architect oh the Capitol, which is a position currently administered by Stephen T. Ayers; the Architect of the Capitol is responsible for the direction, management, and general maintenance of Federal structures location within the Capitol Compound – due to the fact that USBG is a federal location, its management resides under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government
Government Agencies under the Jurisdiction of the Legislative Branch
Government agencies are defined as organizations, councils, and offices operating under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government of the United States of America; each federal agency retains specific administrative jurisdiction over specific facets latent within the operations of the United States Government.
The USBG functions as a government agency under the Legislative Branch of the United States government, which 1 of 3 total branches comprising the structure of the Federal government; in addition to the Legislative branch – which is responsible for the development and formulation of operational legislation existing within the United States of America – there also exists the Executive and Judicial Branches.
USBG: Legal Information and Further Assistance
The following are both the primary address and telephones number of the USBG below:
United States Botanic Garden
245 First Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20024