Visiting the U.S. National Arboretum
Established by Congress in 1927, the U.S. National Arboretum is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service and covers 446 acres off of New York Avenue in Northeast, Washington, D.C. The Arboretum exists primarily to provide scientific research and education. In addition to maintaining its extensive outdoor gardens and spaces, the Arboretum houses more than 650,000 dried plant specimens and 11,000 books for research purposes.
Special Features of the U.S. National Arboretum
- World-renowned National Bonsai & Penjing Museum
- Extensive azalea collections
- Official state trees from fifty states and the District of Columbia
- Collection of dwarf and slow growing conifers
- Antique and Heritage Rose Garden
- Largest designed herb garden in the U.S.
3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002