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