“garden of ideas”
to sustain the body, enchant the eye, and soothe the spirit

Plan Your Visit

Find directions, information on parking, tours, and view an interactive map.

Woody Plant Conference

Mark your calendars for the 28th annual Woody Plant Conference on Friday, July 19. This popular day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic States and how to use them in the landscape.

Take a
Virtual Tour

Explore the gardens before you arrive. Explore by:

  • season
  • collections
  • gardens

Upcoming Events

Find a Plant with the Arboretum Explorer

Locate woody plants (shrubs & trees), dedicated benches, and campus amenities using our interactive map.

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Lunchtime Tour

Take a break and walk the garden grounds to see the Arboretum in bloom during every season.

From the Blog

  • Guest Author: Annarose Klinger, 2024 Summer Intern Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ – purple coneflower Nestled in ...

  • Guest Author: Patty Lally, 2024 Summer Intern Astilbe thunbergii ‘Ostrich Plume’ Astilbe Attempting to beat the summer h...

  • Guest Author: Seamus Lewin, 2024-2025 Public Horticulture Intern Clematis ‘Dutch Sky’ (clematis) Clematis ‘Dutch Sky’ ca...

Support the Arboretum

Enjoy access to more horticultural lectures, unlimited access to our horticultural library (full of over 1,300 books and thousands of magazines and catalogs), as well as trips to other beautiful gardens across our globe by becoming a Scott Associate.