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PHONES & BOTANICAL EXPLORER ISSUES: Our phone system is currently experiencing intermittent issues with both incoming and outgoing calls. Also, all unanswered calls are not going to voice-mail, further exacurbating the issue. And, due to server issues and other challenges, our online Arboreum Botanical Explorer (A.B.E.) is currently offline. We'll let you know as soon as we do when it will again be available. Thank you for your patience with both of these current challenges.
Please note our new hours!

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

ikebana international exhibit

Ikebana International Exhibit and Demonstrations

Celebrate the arrival of spring at this exhibit of remarkable artistry, beautiful blooms, and Japanese culture. Click here for more information.

Prunus 'First Lady'

All Aboard! Beyond the Tidal Basin Tram Tour

Enjoy an open-air tour and get the in-depth story of the Arboretum’s flowering cherry trees. Note-this tour has been rescheduled. Click here for more information.

lawn fertilizer

Fertilize your Lawn Correctly

By using fertilizer correctly, you will improve the appearance and health of your lawn and also protect local waterways. Click here for more information.

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.

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 April 15, 2014 1:33 PM