United States National Arboretum
Botanical Garden, Park
- The arboretum was established in 1927 by an act of Congress & functions as a major center of botanical research. It has a library with 10,000 volumes & approx. 90 publications on botanical literature.
- The national arboretum of the United States, is a major element of the city's park system. It is the noted work of landscape Federick Law Olmstead, Jr.
- The National Arboretum offers full moon hikes that allow you to hike through meadows and forests at night
- Home to dozens of different types of flowering cherry trees during the spring, the arboretum is also a great place away from the Tidal Basin with family. Don't miss the original Capitol Columns!
- Did you know? The arboretum has a National State Tree Grove, where all 50 official state trees are represented - each acquired from the state it represents. The oak is the official tree of the U.S.
- Find the pauper hidden in the trees.
- People get turned off by its surroundings, but this place is truly a hidden gem! Go in the spring for the azalea gardens in full bloom!
- vast land of different types of trees and greenery.different trails to choose from & pavillions to see. its well preserved and its free! great for walks,picnics, quiet time & hangouts
- Make sure to climb the hill to the west of the Capitol columns for a great view!
- Great place to ride a bike.
- Plant sale April. 26-27, check FONA web site!
- Willowleaf Fig. In training since 1974.
- Beautiful, enlightening & FREE
- Great for a nice run with your dog!!
- Bring a picnic and your camera. Breathe. Leave some of your heavy load behind.
- Make sure to have some change for the vending machine to feed the huge koi in the pond behind the administration building. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
- go running in the arboretum. Great location, awesome scenery and some challenging short hills
- Visit during the Spring to see the azalea garden.
- Take the tram tour to learn the history of U.S. National Arboretum.
- Its so bizarre that youre in the city but you feel miles from it