Start Date: 10/18/2018 8:45 AM EDT
End Date: 10/18/2018 2:30 PM EDT
Venue Name: Dumbarton Oaks and U.S. National Arboretum Location:
DC United States
Join the MNLGA for our D.C. Road Trip!
Get out of the office, away from the farm, and check off a couple of experiences on your bucket list! Join the MNLGA and your peers for a fall outing to two unique destinations in one day – Dumbarton Oaks and the U.S. National Arboretum.
Registration is now open online! Registration via mail/fax is also open! Simply download the event brochure and fill out and send in the registration panel.
PLEASE NOTE: Participation in the Dumbarton Oaks tour is limited to the first 20 registrants. The Arboretum tour does not have a limit. Participants may join us directly at the Arboretum if they desire or are not amongst the first 20 to register for Dumbarton Oaks.
Stop One – Dumbarton Oaks
The former 1920’s country home of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss has been transformed into a museum and features
a unique collection of plants presented in stunning gardens. Dumbarton Oaks is a horticulturist’s and landscape architect’s
wonderland of specimens and ideas brought to spectacular fruition.
Director of Gardens and Grounds, Jonathan Kavalier, will lead our group on a private two-hour tour before the venue opens to
the public. (Participation is limited to the first 20 registrants)
Stop Two – U. S. National Arboretum
Established in 1927 by an Act of Congress, the National Arboretum is a “must see” for industry professionals. Known
for its extensive plant collections, we’ll see as much as we can of the Arboretum’s 446 acres of gardens, collections, and
natural areas during an afternoon walking tour. Wear your comfy shoes! The Arboretum is, of course, also known for its
herbarium, research, and educational programs. There’s too much to see in one afternoon; guests are welcome to stay until closing time at 4:30.