Social Walk in the Arboretum

Join us for a leisurely walk through the Arboretum grounds. This will be more talk than walk. The purpose is to meet people and make new friends. We will walk for about 3 miles, at the most. We will stop now and then to take in the scenery and look at the collections. Please bring a picnic lunch so that we can all gather together for lunch around 1pm.

According to the Arboretum website, this time of the year early bulbs, winter-hazel, wintersweet, sweet-box and cornelian-cherries will be in bloom. They also say that this is the best time to view the Gotelli conifer collection, "unofficially and affectionately known as the "Dr. Seuss Collection" because of the unusual shapes, colors, and textures, and one of the largest conifer collections in the country."

There are metrobuses going to the arboretum from the Fort Totten and the Stadium Armory stations. The arboretum is near 23rd and R st NE, not far from the now swanky NOMA (NY ave) area in downtown.  There is also plenty of parking available on the grounds.

Map with approximate route of walk


Will send contact cell phone to people who rsvp yes by friday (14th) night.

Sankar

P.S: This is a joint event with the Sierra Club DC chapter and the Sierra Club Potomac Regional Outings program.


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  • Jan

    It was a great walk and fun chatting with everybody. Thanks for organizing, Shankar!

    March 15

  • Rozanne

    We tried every way to get to arboretum from union station by car and no success w/police barricades for marathon. Sounded great. Pls reschedule.

    March 15

  • Rebecca M.

    Got put off by all the traffic jams in DC and only got to the Arboretum at 11. I hope you will do this event again soon. The Arboretum is awesome!

    March 15

  • Dianne B.

    Had a wonderful time. We walked 3.66 miles! I enjoyed meeting all of you.

    March 15

  • Kimberly

    Nice to meet up with everyone over lunch. Lovely group of people.

    March 15

  • Jan

    It was a great walk at the Arboretum lots of nice people!

    March 15

  • Lewis L.

    Got here late cuz traffic was blocked in DC, guess I just missed everyone...

    March 15

  • Oksana

    I was planning to go but got up with sore throat and cough. I hope to see everybody next time

    March 15

  • Sankar

    Just sent my cell number to Yes rsvp's. Please note that MINE IS NOT A SMARTPHONE. Once I leave home I won't be able to go on the internet.

    March 14

  • Genise

    I also hope that this event happens again. I have plans for this Saturday.

    March 14

  • SheenaC

    Hope this event happens again! Are dogs allowed on this walk?

    March 13

  • Ms D.

    I would love to come, but I am having a tea party on that day. Please plan another visit in the future soon.

    March 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Forgot about my garden club meeting.

    March 9

  • SheenaC

    Ok thanks, just wanted to see if it was okay for the meetup as well!

    March 8

  • Sankar

    From arboretum website: Pets must be leashed at all times and must be controlled so that they do not urinate on, defecate in, or enter garden beds. Owners must clean up after their pets. Pets are not allowed in the Administration Building or in the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum.
    For more, click on "information" tab and then "rules and regulations" in the drop-down menu.

    March 8

  • SheenaC

    Are dogs allowed on this walk?

    March 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey. I live just up the river and look forward to finally doing a naturist event.

    March 7

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