Maryland Blogger: Plan to Visit the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC

Plan to Visit the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC

Plan to Visit the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC


If  Washington, DC is in your travel plans, try to include a visit to the United States National Arboretum, with 446 acres and 9.5 miles of winding roadways. The Arboretum is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Center. Click on the link to see a Calendar of Events and a map that you can print. The azaleas are at their peak bloom this week.  


United States National Arboretum

3501 New York Avenue NE

Washington, DC 20002



Peony, U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC

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Comment balloon 16 commentsRoy Kelley • May 04 2018 07:43PM


Good morning Roy. Sounds like a place that could consume your day. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 6 months ago

Happy Sunday Roy.  I didn't know about the United States National Arboretum.  Another addition to my bucket list.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 6 months ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great Sunday and an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

Roy, sure would be interesting to get back to DC, I lived there after high school.  This would definitely be on my list to visit.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 6 months ago

That would be a wonderful place to visit while in the DC area, arboretums are always nice.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 6 months ago

Good morning,  Roy -- the Arboretum was on the first places in visited in Washington.  It was certainly a nice trip.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 6 months ago


This one is definitely on our list.  Ron's Bonsai teacher has a wing dedicated to his work and one of the reasons we want to visit.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 6 months ago

While many people love to tour D.C. for the historical monuments and museums, you point out the beautiful places for rest and relaxation.

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 6 months ago

Roy, This would be a very nice place to visit while in Washington D.C.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 6 months ago


 This is of good note to me I am hoping to get to DC sometime this year probably in the fall! Thanks for the update on this will put it on my list!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert 6 months ago

Hi Roy - this is a wonderful place to go visit.  It is on my list 

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 6 months ago

We will be in DC for the Mid-Year NAR Meetings next week. Maybe we can plan to visit the Arboretum.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 6 months ago

Roy this has been on my list for well let's just say too long, hope we can one day get to it, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 6 months ago

I love peonies.  Once had a long border of beautiful peonies around my large 3 story Victorian house.  I was so sad, so many times, as their flower stage is way too short for a flower so beautiful.  Always sad to see the tulips, lilacs and bridal wreath wave good-bye -  way too soon also.

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) 6 months ago

Jane Chaulklin-Schott 

I agree. Our peonies are about to bloom and they will be beautiful but gone too soon.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago