The U.S. National Arboretum was established in 1927 by an Act of Congress as part of the U.S. Department’s of Agriculture’s research endeavors. The purpose and mission of the Arboretum is to serve the public need for scientific research gardens to conserve and showcase plants to enhance the environment. The current display of Azalea’s and Boxwood collections are currently in bloom.
The arboretum is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm, excluding December 25th. Admission is free. The National Bonsai and Penjing museum are open from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily excluding certain Federal Holidays. Please visit the information page on the U.S. National Arboretum’s website for additional information.
The U.S. National Arboretums is located at 3501 New York Avenue, NE. The most convenient way to access the grounds is via the Rhode Island metro station and a short ride on metro bus.
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