Our leader Susan works for the Friends of the National Arboretum. She is very knowledgeable about the park. You will enjoy hiking with her in the park.
Let's beat the crowd to see the Cherry Bloosom at the National Arboretum.
Address: 3501 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002
The Arboretum is located in northeast Washington, DC, 2.2 miles from the Capitol. It is bordered on the west by Bladensburg Road, on the north by New York Avenue, and on the south by M Street. Visitor entrances are located on New York Avenue and on R Street.
It was established in 1927 by an Act of Congress. The Arboretum is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service to serve the public need for scientific research, education, and gardens that conserve and showcase plants to enhance the environment.
The arboretum has over 446 acres of trees, shrubs and plants and is one of the largest arboreta in the country. The gardens include a variety of exhibits from formal landscaped gardens to single-genus groupings. Arboretum staff also conduct wide-ranging basic and developmental research on trees, shrubs, turf, and floral plants.
Mileages:5-6 miles social pace. Friendly dogs welcome.
No entrance fees. Free parking.
Meet in front of Visitor center.
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