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Asian Collections Virtual Tour

image of asian valleyThe Asian Collections, located at the east end of the Arboretum, feature a variety of plants native to eastern Asia, including rare and unusual trees, shrubs and herbs with origins primarily in the countries of China, Korea and Japan.

The first plantings in the Collections were several hundred Camellia sasanqua and Camellia japonica donated by the Garden Club of America in 1950. The Asian Collections are now some of the most diverse collections at the National Arboretum with over 1,500 different plants displayed.

The Collections focus on wild-collected plant material. These plants were targeted for preservation and their potential use as ornamental plants in the landscape.

This virtual tour of the Asian Collections begins with the camellia collection and continues through the Japanese Woodland, the Garden Club of America Circle, Asian Valley, China Valley, and the Korean Hillside.


Virtual Tour Options:
  Go directly to a specific area of the Asian Collections by clicking on the map below.

  Start here, at the beginning.

  Browse thumbnail images of the Virtual Tour with links to each specific spot.

  Go back to the USNA Virtual Tours Introduction page.

  Learn more about the Asian Collections.

asian collections map

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Last Updated   June 23, 2006 3:02 PM

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entrance slides 1-3 camellia collection slides 4-6 japanese woodland slides 7-11 garden club of america circle slides 12-14 asian valley slides 15-16 china valley slides 17-20 korean hillside slides 21-24