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The National Arboretum in Bloom

In-Person Program

All-Day Tour

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1ND009
Tour meets on site at the National Arboretum
3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC
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Azalea garden at the U.S. National Arboretum (Lea Shanley / CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)

The National Arboretum, one of D.C.’s best-kept secrets, is home to 9 miles of winding parkland roads covering more than 450 acres. Get outdoors and enjoy a spring day at the Arboretum during what is usually the peak blooming time for azaleas, dogwoods, and seasonal wildflowers.

The day includes a walking tour of popular collections on the grounds, a picnic box lunch on site, and a special guided tour of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, where you can explore the collection up-close and learn how this living art form reflects the Asian aesthetics of its origins.

Know Before You Go

  • The tour meets on site at the National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC.
  • Parking is available.
  • This program involves walking; wear shoes appropriate for unpaved paths.
  • A box lunch is included.
  • This tour is limited to 30 participants to allow for 15 per guided group.

General Information

  • Registration for this tour will end by 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.
  • Smithsonian Associates is a mask-friendly environment. Please feel free to bring and wear a mask at any time during a tour, both for your safety or the safety of others.
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