ANNE- CATHERINE FALLEN is a writer and photographer living in Arlington, Virginia. She has written for books, publications, and museum exhibitions on such diverse topics as Gothic architecture, the Everglades ecosystem, and satellite imagery. Her artist book The Lively Dance is in the collections of museums and art libraries throught the U.S. and Europe. As a landcape photographer and gardener, Ms. Fallen has been inspired for many eyars by the plant collections of the U.S. Botanic Garden.
WILLIAM C. ALLEN has been the architectural historian of the Office of the ARchitect of the Capitol since 1982. His book History of the United States Capitol: A chronicle of design, construction, and politics is the definitive work on this iconic building. In addition to his research adn writing, Mr. Allen supports preservation and restoration projects undertaken by the Architect's office.
KAREN D. SOLIT was the botanist for the U.S. Botanic Garden when she undertook research that led to the publication of History of the Botanic Garden, 1816-1991. Since then she has been a garden writer and owner of a landscape contracting company. Ms. Solit is currently writing fiction.
The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a botanic garden run by the Congress of the United States. It is located in Washington, D.C., on the U.S. Capitol Grounds campus near Garfield Circle. The building itself, which includes a large Lord & Burnham greenhouse, is divided into separate rooms, each one simulating a different habitat.