Forest Bathing Walks

September 23rd 2023 - November 11th 2023

Connect with nature while exploring the grounds of the National Arboretum. During this two-hour program, Friends of the National Arboretum’s certified forest bathing guides invite you to reflect on the world around you and guide you through focused meditations.

Upcoming Walk Dates and Times
Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Monday, October 9, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Saturday, November 11, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Registration is required

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A Tribute to Sachiko Furlan

September 29th 2023 - October 1st 2023

10 a.m.–4 p.m. daily
Exhibits Gallery, National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

This exhibit of ikebana flower arrangements honors the life and art of Sachiko Furlan. She was a long-time volunteer at both the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum and the Embassy of Japan where she created magnificent ikebana arrangements for special occasions. Her students and ikebana colleagues celebrate her legacy with group arrangements both inside and outside

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FONA’s Fall Festival & Bulb Sale

September 30th 2023 -

Celebrate fall at the Arboretum! Stock up on both favorite and unusual bulbs, shop from a small number of local vendors, and try out free nature-based activities for the whole family. Rodney Stotts, a local raptor expert, will also bring his birds of prey for live demonstrations.

FONA will have 52 different types of bulbs for sale, ranging from alliums, to irises, to tulips. Many of these bulbs are new to the sale and the supplier, so be

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Garlic Planting Party

October 28th 2023 -

Celebrate the end of the growing season with us in the Washington Youth Garden. We’ll plant garlic, harvest vegetables, play games, and more! Wearing Halloween costumes is highly encouraged. Registration is preferred but not required — let us know you’re coming and receive important event updates.

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FONA’s Fall 5K

November 12th 2023 -

Enjoy the Arboretum’s fall colors while running or walking the course. Strollers and dogs are allowed, but dogs must stay on a six-foot non-retractable leash.

Register now to lock in the lowest price possible! Regular Registration is $45, ends on October 8th at 11:59 PM, and includes a race t-shirt. Late Registration is $50, ends on November 8th at 11:59 PM, and includes a race t-shirt while supplies last at the point of registration.

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