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Springtime in Washington: Arboreal Splendors (Afternoon Lecture/Seminar — Smithsonian Associates)
March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT$25 – $30
The capital city is world-renowned for its flowering cherry trees, first set out around the Tidal Basin 110 years ago. But Washington’s springtime abundance extends far beyond the glory of its most famous blossoms, both geographically and in its diversity of species.
Join naturalist and author Melanie Choukas-Bradley as a new season dawns in the Washington region for an exploration of the city’s historic and beautiful springtime canopy. She shares the story of the flowering cherries and dazzling images of the blooms of a dozen types of magnolias, redbuds, horse-chestnuts, buckeyes, dogwoods, tulip trees, and other species.
Her virtual tour takes in the grounds of the White House, Capitol, Smithsonian museums, U.S. Botanic Garden, National Arboretum, Dumbarton Oaks, Rock Creek Park, Mount Vernon, Theodore Roosevelt Island, and other storied landscapes, parks, and gardens.