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Spring Horticulture Tours

5/28/2024

Join us as we celebrate spring at Arlington National Cemetery's 639-acre, Level III Accredited Memorial Arboretum! We are offering the following tours in 2024: 


Memorial Arboretum Walking Tour

Friday, April 5
9-11 a.m.
Meet at the Welcome Center Kiosk

See the trees of Arlington National Cemetery at the peak of their spring splendor! The vibrant blooms of over 300 species of trees at ANC are a must-see for anyone visiting in the spring.

On this tour, you will learn about the cemetery's Level III Accredited Memorial Arboretum. You'll gain insight into the urban forestry program, extensive tree collection and State Champion trees. Highlights include the overall horticulture program and the variety of techniques used to create some of the most breathtaking formal and informal landscapes and gardens.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Tour may be cancelled for inclement weather. Follow @ArlingtonNatl on social media for updates.


Memorial Arboretum Spring Plant Tour – In Celebration of Earth Day!

Friday, April 19

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Meet at the Welcome Center Kiosk

As we celebrate Earth Day, get inspired by the many native plants, rain gardens and tough urban trees that enhance the ANC Memorial Arboretum. Learn first-hand about some of best performing native plants and how they support our native wildlife and are easy to maintain.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Tour may be cancelled for inclement weather. Follow @ArlingtonNatl on social media for updates.


Memorial Arboretum Walking Tour – Arbor Day

Friday, April 26
9-11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Welcome Center Kiosk

On this tour, you will learn about the cemetery's Level III Memorial Arboretum. You'll gain insight into the urban forestry program, extensive tree collection and State Champion trees. Highlights include the overall horticulture program and the variety of techniques used to create some of the most breathtaking formal and informal landscapes and gardens.

Following the tour, there will be a ceremonial tree planting to commemorate Arbor Day. All tour participants are welcome to attend.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Tour may be cancelled for inclement weather. Follow @ArlingtonNatl on social media for updates.


Garden Tour of ANC

Friday, May 3
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Meet at the Welcome Center Kiosk

Join ANC’s horticulturist and plant healthcare specialist as we walk the grounds.We will explore the vast plant collection that comprises the cemetery’s Level III Arboretum.

This tour is perfect for those who want to gain insight into the ANC horticulture program. Our team will share insights into how plant varieties are chosen and maintained. 

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Tour may be cancelled for inclement weather. Follow @ArlingtonNatl on social media for updates.


Turf & Trees of ANC

Friday, June 7
9-11 a.m.
Meet at the Welcome Center Kiosk

Trees and turf grass are key components that make up ANC’s iconic visual character. On this tour, ANC’s turf management specialist will discuss the challenges of taking care of 575 acres of established turf, which incorporates over 9,000 majestic trees on the grounds. 

Learn how each require different horticultural practices, and how ANC mindfully maneuvers between caring for the turf and our beloved trees.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Tour may be cancelled for inclement weather. Follow @ArlingtonNatl on social media for updates.


To Learn More: 

• Exlore our Education Program materials on Memorial Arboretum and The Environment at ANC

• If you are unable to attend these tours in person, use our Spring Guide to learn what to see at Memorial Arboretum during this lovely season. 

• View photos and video of Arlington National Cemetery in all of its spring beauty!