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Arbor Day Walk through the Regional Garden – On-site Tour (U.S. Botanic Garden)

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Melanie Choukas-Bradley, Author of Wild Walking: A Guide to Forest Bathing through the Seasons, City of Trees, and other regional nature books


Celebrate Arbor Day by walking through the outdoor Regional Garden with Melanie, award-winning author and D.C. tree expert. Learn to identify leafing and flowering trees of the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont and Coastal Plain such as tupelo, hop-hornbeam, red buckeye, pawpaw, common persimmon, oaks, and many other native trees. Melanie will also share some of the arboreal history of Washington, D.C., which has long been known as the “City of Trees,” and offer ideas for self-guided tree tours in and around the nation’s capital.

Please note: This tour is held outdoors. We suggest bringing sunscreen, protective clothing, and water. The tour is canceled if it rains or during times of extreme heat (heat index of 95 degrees or higher/Code Red weather alert).

Intended Audience: All-Levels. Suitable for all learners, this program will provide a variety of content. Program providers will answer both introductory and more advanced questions.

DATE: Friday, April 26
TIME: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern
LOCATION: Regional Garden (group will meet by the entrance to the Conservatory on the Terrace)
FREEPre-registration required