Satsuki Bonsai Exhibit: Azaleas of Old Japan

May 20th 2023 - June 4th 2023

Exhibits Gallery, National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

​Colorful cultivars of late-blooming satsuki azaleas have been hybridized in Japan for hundreds of years. This annual exhibit showcases our most spectacular examples in a two-week indoor display. Based on individual bloom times, trees may also be displayed in the outdoor pavilions before and after the outdoor exhibit.

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FONA’s Summer 5K

June 3rd 2023 -

Enjoy the Arboretum in full summer swing while you walk or run the race course. Strollers and dogs are allowed, but dogs must stay on a five-foot non-retractable leash. FONA members, use your code to receive your 20% off member discount.

Register today!

  • Early-Bird Pricing until midnight, May 3rd: $40, includes race t-shirt
  • Standard Pricing after May 3rd: $55, t-shirt not included

Hosted by the Friends of the National

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Bluebird Sky Yoga in the Grove

June 3rd 2023 - October 14th 2023

Find your flow and get grounded in the Grove with yoga instructors from Bluebird Sky Yoga every Saturday from June 3 through October 14. Registration via Bluebird Sky Yoga is required. All levels are welcome; please bring your own yoga mat.

This program is hosted by the Friends of the National Arboretum.

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Forest Bathing Walks

June 17th 2023 - November 11th 2023

Connect with nature while exploring the grounds of the National Arboretum. During this two-hour program, Friends of the National Arboretum’s certified forest bathing guides invite you to reflect on the world around you and guide you through focused meditations.

Upcoming Walk Dates and Times
Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Saturday, July 8, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Monday, October 9, 9 a.m.–11

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Music in the Meadow: U.S. Navy Band

June 11th 2023 -

​The United States Navy Concert Band returns to the U.S. National Arboretum for the Music in the Meadow concert series, hosted by the Friends of the National Arboretum. This family-friendly event features a wide variety of works: American favorites such as John Williams’s march from Midway and Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story alongside Gustav Holsts’s iconic “First Suite in E-Flat” as well as a virtuosic reimagining of

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