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Please note our hours!

The grounds are open Fridays through Mondays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is open Fridays through Mondays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The grounds are closed to the public Tuesday through Thursday. Please see our Hours and Admission page for additional information. We look forward to seeing you at the National Arboretum, where science meets beauty.

Help Us Save Our Ashes 

The emerald ash borer, a devastating pest of native ash trees, was found last year at the U.S. National Arboretum and at the Kenilworth Aquatic Garden across the Anacostia River.  When adult ash borers emerge from infested trees, this ½ inch beetle can fly at least half a mile, putting the Arboretum’s 200 ash trees at great risk over the next few years. Read more


Create a Holiday Tradition  

Create a wreath using the Arboretum’s vast selection of fresh plant materials and talented teaching staff at this popular workshop. Click here for details.


Explore Grass Roots 

Learn about the uses and culture of all types of grasses at this new interactive outdoor exhibit.  Click here for details.

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Discover Fall Color in the Collections  

Explore the Arboretum collections to discover fall color in surprising plants and places. Look for Japanese maples in the Gotelli Collection, toad lilies in the Asian Collections, hearts-a-bursting in Fern Valley, fall-blooming camellias in the Camellia Collections, and much more. Click here for a list of plants with fall interest.

Grass Roots Initiative
An outdoor exhibit, lawn care information,
turfgrass research, and more!
Strategic Plan Finalized
 "Rediscover the National Arboretum... 
   Where science meets beauty"
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Arboretum Botanical Explorer
   Find a plant, tour a garden, and plan your visit

Arboretum Plant Introductions
View plants developed by arboretum
scientists and find one that's right for you!

Insect Pests in Urban Landscapes

A Proposed Classical Chinese Garden
at the U.S. National Arboretum.

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United States National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue, NE; Washington, D. C. 20002-1958
Tel: 202-245-2726    Fax: 202-245-4575

The U.S. National Arboretum is a division of the
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center of the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Last Updated November 17, 2014 7:54 AM