Ikebana International Exhibition

June 17th 2022 - June 27th 2022

Enjoy spring flowers with a Japanese twist! The Washington D.C. Chapter of Ikebana International will exhibit flower arrangements representing a variety of ikebana schools and styles. There will be a change-out of the exhibits on June 20 and 23, so plan return visits to see everything. Master teachers will give free ikebana demonstrations on June 18, 19, and 26.


Exhibits Gallery, National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

New Arrangements: June

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Workshop: Ikebana for Kids

June 26th 2022 -

​Calling budding artists ages 8 to 15!

Join us on Sunday, June 26 in the Visitor Center classroom. Kids create their own Japanese flower arrangement to take home under the guidance of teachers from the local, Washington, DC, chapter of Ikebana International. Registration is required and limited to 15. There is a $10 material cost per child. For more information and to register, click here.

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Summer 5K

June 25th 2022 -

Enjoy the National Arboretum this summer during FONA’s Summer 5K. This race will take you past garden collections in bloom, over tree-lined rolling hills, and along streams winding their way to the Anacostia River.

All roads used for the race are closed to cars during this time so you can safely run. Strollers and dogs are welcome, but dogs must stay on a 5’ non-retractable leash. If you’re a FONA member, email us to receive your

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Washington Youth Garden Evening Benefit

June 12th 2022 -

Join us Sunday, June 12th from 5:30 PM to 8 PM for an evening benefit as we celebrate Washington Youth Garden’s 50th anniversary. Enjoy cocktails while exploring the garden, a tented dinner, and toasting those instrumental in WYG’s 50 years of success. Tickets are $150 per person. Purchase Your Fundraiser Ticket

Hosted by the Friends of the National Arboretum

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Washington Youth Garden 50th Birthday Party!

June 11th 2022 -

Join us Saturday, June 11th from 11 AM to 1:30 PM in the garden for a free, family-friendly birthday party. We’ll have games, activities, and birthday cake. Connect with WYG staff and participants from the past and present and build community with us! This event is free but registration is required. Reserve Your Birthday Party Ticket

Hosted by the Friends of the National Arboretum

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