Direct Contributions

The National Arboretum is a major center for research and education relating to woody ornamental and floral plants, but to many others it is an oasis of green within the hustle and bustle of our Nation’s Capital. The Washington, D.C., campus of the Arboretum contains several world-class garden displays and plant collections that are visited by over 500,000 people annually.

Many of these displays and collections are largely a result of a partnership between the private sector and the Federal government. Private funds played major roles in the development of the National Herb Garden, the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, the Asian Collections, and even the placement of the National Capitol Columns on our grounds.

Thanks to Congress, the Arboretum was given the authority to receive gifts and to ask for your assistance. The Arboretum depends upon private contributions and donations of funds, pertinent goods and materials, and volunteer services.

Not only will your gift help us preserve one of the Nation’s best treasures, but it can also help to grow and improve our collections and services. Your contributions to the Arboretum are tax deductible!

At this time we are unable to process online donations. We apologize for the inconvenience as we work through this technical issue.

You may donate directly by contacting the National Arboretum Director:

Dr. Richard T. Olsen, Director

U.S. National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 245-4539


Public Law 94-129, Title VIII Sec. 890
Any funds received or collected by the Secretary of Agriculture as a result of activities described in subsection A shall be retained in a special fund in the Treasury for the use and benefit of the National Arboretum as the Secretary of Agriculture considers appropriate.


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