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USBG at 200 (Part 1): Deeply Rooted

About this event

Join us for this online lecture as we look back at the first 200 years of the U.S. Botanic Garden. Through historic photos and documents from our archives, learn how the Garden is rooted in American history with ties back to George Washington. During this program, see how the Garden has grown through time since it was established by the U.S. Congress in 1820. The U.S. Botanic Garden is the oldest continuously operating botanic garden in the United States. 

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    Susan Pell Deputy Executive Director @ U.S. Botanic Garden

    A botanist and educator, Susan has traveled the world collecting plants for scientific study. At the USBG, she is responsible for science, education, communication, interpretation, visitor services, and special events. Using her expertise, Susan shows people the awesomeness of plants every day.

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    Devin Dotson Public Affairs Specialist @ U.S. Botanic Garden

    Devin loves working at the USBG, where he combines his professional communications experience with his personal passion for plants and gardens. He holds bachelor's degrees in Agricultural Communications and Spanish from Auburn University and a master's in International Environmental Communication.

U.S. Botanic Garden

Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile ecosystems.