United States National Arboretum

3501 New York Ave NE
Washington DC  20002-1958

Phone: (202) 245-2726

The United States National Arboretum is an arboretum in Washington, D.C., operated by the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service as a division of the Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. It was established in 1927, by an act of Congress after a campaign by USDA Chief Botanist Frederick Vernon Coville.It is 446acre in size and is located 2.2mi northeast of the Capitol building, with entrances on New York Avenue and R Street, Northeast. The campus's gardens and collections are connected by roadways that are nine miles long in total.The arboretum functions as a major center of botanical research. It conducts research on trees, flowering plants, shrubs and turf, as well as the development of plants. It has a library with 11,000 volumes and approximately 100 publications concentrating in botanical literature.Gardens/collectionsMajor garden featuresAquatic Plants CollectionAsian CollectionsJapanese WoodlandAsian ValleyChina ValleyKorean HillsideFlowering Tree CollectionFlowering Tree WalkArbor House Gift Shop operated by National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc.Friends of the National Arboretum OfficeNational Bonsai Foundation OfficeGotelli & Watnong CollectionsSpruces, Firs, Japanese MaplesNational Bonsai and Penjing MuseumJapanese, Chinese, North American, and International Pavilions National Grove of State Trees, specimens of most of the U.S. state treesNational Herb GardenHistoric RosesKnot GardenSpecialty Gardens Fern Valley WoodlandPrairieSoutheastern Coastal PlainSource:

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Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

HOWL'oween Pet Parade

HOWL'oween Pet Parade
09:00 am - 10/28/2017

At United States National Arboretum

Family and friends: let's get together and recognize all pets that endured violence in abusive relationships. People do not realize that pets are also survivors...

MVP Day at the Arboretum

MVP Day at the Arboretum
11:00 am - 04/29/2017

At United States National Arboretum

Enjoy fellowship and fun at the National Arboretum. Grab a picnic lunch and a blanket and meet us at 11AM near the Bonasi Museum. Please contact Julie Wolfe Hagen...

Arbor Day Fest at Arboretum

Arbor Day Fest at Arboretum
05:30 pm - 04/29/2016

At United States National Arboretum

Inaugural Arbor Day Fest at the U.S. National Arboretum celebrates the Washington Youth Garden's 45th Anniversary of growing school gardens and nurturing young minds!...

First Annual Arbor Day Fest 2016

First Annual Arbor Day Fest 2016
09:30 am - 04/29/2016

At United States National Arboretum

The Washington Youth Garden is excited to welcome you to our 1st Annual Arbor Day Fest on April 29, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the U.S. National Arboretum....

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