Cherry Blossoms at the Arboretum

The National Arboretum (http://www.usna.usda.gov/) has nearly forty different types of flowering cherries, including three new varieties developed by Arboretum scientists. We'll see as many as we can, while avoiding the throngs down around the Tidal Basin. The hike will end at the Arboretum's National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, where an exhibit of ikebana - the Japanese art of flower arrangement - will be on display.

Distance: 3 miles (with some steep parts on gravelly paths)

Dogs: Allowed, leashed

Leader: Ken Meyercord, (571)[masked]

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. (Let me know if you need a ride from there.)

 

 

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  • Prima

    Great idea, Ken. So sorry to leave early but it was a little too hot for me. I loved seeing all of the varieties of flowering trees (even those not cherry) and found it to be a great complement to the walk around the Tidal Basin.

    April 13, 2014

  • Judy S.

    Thanks Ken. Great walk.

    April 12, 2014

  • Patricia D.

    Another great walk! Thanks, Ken!

    April 12, 2014

  • Rozanne

    We went on our own at 1:20 when meetup didn't start. Loved the weeping cherry tree (see photos) & bonsai trees.

    April 12, 2014

  • Sona

    I am so lost I am near the Washington Times building but have no idea how to drive to the parking lot

    April 12, 2014

    • Latasha T.

      You are close. Right off of NY ave.

      April 12, 2014

  • Ronald

    Is anyone waiting at the parking lot?? I just got here

    April 12, 2014

    • Latasha T.

      We are standing by the entrance.

      April 12, 2014

    • Latasha T.

      Near the security guard.

      April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too much traffic. Not going to make it.

    April 12, 2014

    • Latasha T.

      Ken is not here yet either. We are waiting. Traffic is bad.

      April 12, 2014

  • Sona

    I'm 5 mins away

    April 12, 2014

  • Rozanne

    We are at arboretum!! Yay!

    April 12, 2014

    • Sona

      Feel free to wait for some of us that are late

      April 12, 2014

  • Sona

    I am stuck in traffic, I don't know if I will make it in time now :(

    April 12, 2014

    • Nikki

      Sona, I'm running late too and didn't receive a response about getting picked up at the metro. Want to hike together, maybe well even catch up to the group? Nikki

      April 12, 2014

  • mary

    Sorry about the last minute request - do you have room for another rider from the NOMA metro stop?

    April 12, 2014

  • Patricia D.

    Ken, would you have room in your car to give me a ride from the NOMA Metro stop? Thank you!
    Pat DeWolfe

    April 10, 2014

    • Ken

      I will pick you up outside the Florida Ave. exit at 12:30. My cell, by the way, is (571)[masked]

      April 11, 2014

    • Patricia D.

      Thanks much! See you then!

      April 11, 2014

  • Rozanne

    Hi Ken. Where at arboretum are we meeting? Cherry blossom walk at Tidal Basin was great. Looking forward
    To this.

    April 10, 2014

    • Ken

      In the parking lot on thje left right after you enter the arboretum from R Street.

      April 10, 2014

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