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Asia at the Arboretum

With its southern exposure, spring comes early to the Asian Collections at the National Arboretum (http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/collections/asian.html). Let's see what's in bloom, then head over to the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum (Bonsai is the Japanese art of tree miniaturizing; Penjing the Chinese version). Also on display on this date are examples of kusomono (potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers) utlizing plants native to the Mid-Atlantic region. We'll wander around a bit, so the total distance will be about 3 miles, with some steep parts on gravelly paths, so wear some good walking shoes or hiking boots.

Dogs: Allowed, leashed

Leader: Ken Meyercord

Directions: From New York Avenue, turn onto Bladensburg Road (US 1 South) and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates.

If coming by Metro, take the Red line (towards Glenmont) to the NoMa-Gallaudet station.

 

 

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  • nicola

    Last time I looked, part of the miniature tree collection was exhibited in areas that are protected from weather and rain. We have the option to go into one of the pavilions if it rains.

    March 23, 2013

  • nicola

    I agree. It probably won't rain. And, if it does, it won't rain inside the buildings (where the bonsai collection is). Some of the magnolias are just beginning to come out.

    March 22, 2013

    • Andy

      The bonsai are not indoors.

      March 23, 2013

  • erika

    but it will rain Sunday??

    March 22, 2013

    • Ken

      The weather report forecast rain all day last Saturday so I cancelled a hike. Then it turned out to be a lovely day. This Sunday they are just predicting clouds until late, so hopefully we will luck out. In any case, I'm not likely to cancel the hike after last week's experience.

      March 22, 2013

  • Rita

    Ken, I need a ride, I included it in my RSVP. Thanks

    March 22, 2013

  • nicola

    It looks as if everyone will already have a ride from the metro. Just in case, I can also pick up from the Florida metro. I can collect from the M St exit at 12.45 sharp. If you would like a ride, be sure to let me know. nicola

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we meeting at the National Arboretum? I will be driving there.

    March 20, 2013

    • Ken

      Yes, at the parking lot on the left just inside the entrance. Only people who need a ride are meeting at the Metro station.

      March 20, 2013

  • Sara

    Regarding the ride from the No-Ma Gallaudet station, where and when do we meet, and what is the vehicle? Thanks.

    March 19, 2013

    • Ken

      I will pick people up in my dark blue Subaru Forester (Virginia plates) at the Florida and 2nd Ave. entrance to the NOMA-Galluadet Metro station at 12:30 PM. Please let me know if you need a ride.

      March 20, 2013

    • Sara

      Yes, please. Thank you.

      March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a wonderful time to be out and about at the National Arboretum

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sundays are harder for me bc of volunteering responsibilities

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to the Aboretum walk. Thanks for organizing

    February 27, 2013

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