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The new Botanic Garden Production Facility is located within the
area generally known as D.C. Village. Although the 25 acre site has a
chain link fence surrounding it, the entrance roadways are unguarded.

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In order to protect the investment represented by the buildings,
materials and equipment stored there, as well as the employees at and
visitors to the Production Facility, it is requested that funds in the
amount of $80,000 be appropriated to install a security gate across the
entrance roadway This gate would consist of

automatic
electrically-operated gate with electronic access cards. Additionally,
a small remote camera and intercom will be installed in order to permit
Botanic Garden employees to admit authorized visitors, staff and
deliveries to the facility.

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This appropriation provides for the care and upkeep of the Conservatory, gardens and grounds, including the New Production Facility at D.C. Village.

The purpose of the U.S. Botanic Garden is to collect, cultivate and grow the various plant material
of this and other countries for exhibition and display to the public, and for use by interested students,
scientists, and garden clubs. The main location, at First Street and Maryland Avenue, S.W. has a
Conservatory, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Park, and an administrative office building. The Conservatory
contains collections of plants from various parts of the world, and features both seasonal horticultural
displays and educational botanical and ecological exhibits. The new D.C. Village Nursery will grow all
plants to be exhibited in the Conservatory, in the garden areas, and for use throughout the Capitol
Complex. This facility contains 36 greenhouses, 31,000 square feet of support facilities, coldframes,
and outdoor growing fields.

The Architect of the Capitol has been serving as Acting Director since July 3, 1934, under the direction of the Joint Committee on the Library.

The total authorized strength for the Botanic Garden staff is 57 positions.

11.11 ITEMS UNDER WHICH NO CHANGES OCCUR

$

Travel
Transportation of Things
Annual Propane Gas.
General Annual Repairs
Miscellaneous Improvements
Waste Disposal
Computer Services
Miscellaneous Equipment
Equip New Growing Facility at D.C. Village
Land and Structures

150

50

750
40,000
20,000

6,000
13,000
22,000
100,000

3,000

11.12

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL
BY ACTIVITY AND OBJECT CLASS

FY 93.
ACTUAL

Schedule A

1. Breakdown by Activity:

CATEGORIES

Botanic Garden

Total

2. Breakdown by Object Class:

11 Personnel Compensation

12 Personnel Benefits

13 Benefits to Former Personnel

21 Travel

22 Transportation of Things

23 Rent, Communications and Utilities

24 Printing and Reproduction

25 Other Services

26 Supplies and Materials

31 Equipment

32 Land and Structures

42 Insurance Claims and Indemnities

Total

STAFF

57 4,532

57

• Includes Obligations from Prior Year "No Year" Authority.

DOLLARS

DOLLARS

DOLLARS
DOLLARS
($000) STAFF ($000) STAFF ($000) STAFF ($000)

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FY 94
ESTIMATE

4,532

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FY 95

ESTIMATE

3,008

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NET CHANGE 94/95

10,378

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