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Fall colors and hike at the Arboretum

Every autumn we head out to the hills to see fall colors. This time, for a change, we will enjoy the fall colors in the amazing National Bonsai & Penjing Museum of the National Arboretum that is one of the best hidden treasures of DC. After enjoying the colors we will hike the grounds, taking in the various flora in the enchanting gardens. Please bring a picnic lunch so we may finish our day in fine style with food and conversation. We hope to be done with everything by 2pm.

From the arboretum website: This annual show is one of the most popular seasonal exhibits of the year. Specially selected bonsai show off their brilliant autumnal changes right here in DC, including striking red maples, bright yellow ginkgos, glowing zelkovas, and colorful fruit-bearing trees. Free.

This event is joint with Sierra Club DC chapter.

Getting to the arboretum is easy, and there is plenty of parking. Being nature lovers we also encourage you to take metro and help the environment. Here are the buses that stop within a 5 to 10 minute walk to the arboretum:

B2: stadium armory station: Take bus going towards Mt. Rainier / Bladensburg Rd at 9.45am, get off at Bladensburg Rd and R st NE, turn left onto R st and walk two blocks to arboretum gate.

E3: fort totten station: Take bus going to Ivy City at 9.40 am, get off at W. Va Ave just after NY ave. Walk back toward NY ave and turn right on Montana Ave, walk two blocks to Bladensburg rd, turn right and walk two blocks to R st NE, turn left and walk two blocks to arboretum gate.

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  • Dees

    Had an amazing time.

    October 21, 2012

  • mohammad

    If in case someone came late, is there any phone # to contact to find where the group is ?

    October 21, 2012

  • ANGELO T.

    anyone coming from pg county and wouldn;t mind a extra passenger

    October 9, 2012

    • ANGELO T.

      hey Kim, i need a ride myself..I was hoping that some1 would have responded by now, but I guess I may have to travel

      October 21, 2012

  • Sankar

    There is no fee but donations for sierra club outings program are appreciated.

    October 20, 2012

    • Teresa

      Thanks for reply.

      October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI, anyone who is driving tomorrow: Sunday is the Army Ten Miler so there will be some road closures! This link has some info: http://www.princeofpetworth.com/2012/10/howard-university-homecoming-street-closures-and-no-parking-locations-this-saturday/

    October 20, 2012

    • Dees

      Thanks pim for the info....I was thinking of driving from VA, but now it seems tricky as most of the route seems to be occupied by the race!

      October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI, anyone who is driving tomorrow: Sunday is the Army Ten Miler so there will be some road closures! This link has some info: http://www.princeofpetworth.com/2012/10/howard-university-homecoming-street-closures-and-no-parking-locations-this-saturday/

    October 20, 2012

  • Sankar

    Coming from red line? Take E3 from friendship heights or fort totten going to ivy city. more directions in event description above.

    October 20, 2012

  • Jude

    Agnes and your friend, Amaya- see you tomorrow at 9:15 am at Nebraska avenue just off Wisconsin at Capital Hall AU. It is a very short walk south from Tenley metro. Judith

    October 20, 2012

  • John S.

    I am looking for a ride from the red line with a possible guest. Thanks

    October 20, 2012

  • Teresa

    Is there any fee for this meetup for the day?

    October 19, 2012

  • Sankar

    Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds but not inside Bonsai museum, according to Arboretum website

    October 19, 2012

  • Jude

    Amaya,
    They dinh said she wanted you to have her place in my car. If you still need a ride, I am meeting everyone at 9:15 on Nebraska right off of Wisconsin ave. it is very close to tenley metro and the building is capital hall which is part of American University. I have a dark gray Volvo. Let me know if you still want to ride with me. Judith

    October 17, 2012

  • Jude

    Sorry, my car is filled is filled with Thuy Dinh and Agnes and her friend.

    October 17, 2012

  • Sankar

    As usual, people are perfectly free to join the outing and leave it whenever they like. But having said that, I do encourage you to stay with the group the whole time to have the best experience. It creates a good atmosphere and I think people enjoy things better when that happens. We want to enjoy each others' company as well as enjoy nature. Once you get to know them, you realize that each person is special and interesting in their own way. Hope I don't sound too preachy! Just my two cents.

    October 16, 2012

    • Mimi J.

      You are right, make sense to me, but I have another event have to attend on the same day ,so I guess I will not join the lunch together with everyone.

      October 17, 2012

  • Dees

    anyone coming from the N VA ?

    October 15, 2012

    • Kathy

      Im coming from Alexandria. Where are u?

      October 15, 2012

    • Dees

      I am coming from Herndon. Since I am further from DC, I can meet near your place.

      October 16, 2012

  • Mimi J.

    Can I leave before 2:00pm?

    October 14, 2012

  • Sankar

    no, it is all free

    October 8, 2012

  • Mimi J.

    Do I need to get ticket?

    October 7, 2012

  • Jude

    I can take all 3 of you and will pick you up on Nebraska ave, just around corner from Wisconsin avenue by American University at 9:15 am which is a short walk south from Tenley metro. I drive a dark grey Volvo. Judith

    October 3, 2012

  • Jude

    Sounds good, are you anywhere near Massachusetts ave around American University?

    October 3, 2012

  • Jude

    Anyone coming from NW DC and want to carpool

    October 2, 2012

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