Why You Need to Visit the US National Arboretum This Spring

Travel and Dish

img_0219 The National Capitol Columns at the US National Arboretum

It’s just around the corner—arguably Washington’s most beautiful season—spring! And there’s no better place to take in the wonders of the Mid-Atlantic’s bounty of color than the National Arboretum.

img_0073 The Arbor House Gift Shop has the perfect treasures for your gardener. It’s inside the Friends of the Arboretum office.

The U.S. National Arboretum is a living, breathing museum consisting of 446 acres of land bordering the Anacostia River in Washington DC. A staff of scientists and educators, along with 140 volunteers, maintain the Arboretum’s landscaped gardens and expansive green spaces. Yet, this is more than just a place to enjoy nature’s beauty; the National Arboretum’s more than one half-million annual visitors may be unaware of its underlying mission – to invent new and improved plants and trees.

arboretum-and-science-fair-jan-07-002 Kids adore the Koi fish at the US National Arboretum

What is the National Arboretum?

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