We invite you to discover, enjoy, and learn about the Arboretum's important plant
research projects and beautiful displays. We ask your help in protecting and preserving all
parts of this national living treasure.
Visitor behavior is regulated by the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 7,
Subtitle B, Chapter V, Part 500. Visitors are expected to abide by the rules listed here and
posted at the information kiosks and in the Administration Building lobby. Please plan
your visit so that you are ready to leave by the 5 p.m. closing time.
All plants, fish, and wildlife are protected. Do not collect plants or plant parts
including flowers, leaves, and seeds.
Picnic only in the National Grove of State Trees picnic area. Barbecues, fires, and
alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Radios without headphones are prohibited
anywhere on the Arboretum grounds.
Pets must be leashed at all times and must be controlled so that they do not urinate
on, defecate in, or enter garden beds. Owners must clean up after their pets. Pets
are not allowed in the Administration Building or in the National Bonsai & Penjing
Playing ball, flying kites, swimming, wading, fishing, skating, skiing, sledding,
rollerblading, riding scooters, and other sports activities are prohibited. Please
bicycle on roadways only.
Children under the age of sixteen must be supervised by an accompanying adult for
the duration of their visit.