National Bonsai Foundation

National Bonsai Foundation http://www.bonsai-nbf.org

The National Bonsai Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1982 to support the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, located at the U.S.

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It is difficult to express the awe one feels when appreciating a bonsai masterpiece. These trees are carefully maintaine...
12/21/2021

It is difficult to express the awe one feels when appreciating a bonsai masterpiece. These trees are carefully maintained by professionals in order to thrive in their expertly curated environment.

If you believe that bonsai is a tradition worth protecting, please donate to the National Bonsai Foundation to help carry on this legacy.

When you make a donation of $300 or more, you'll receive a set of bonsai inspired notecards featuring stunning images from the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum's collections. Make your donation using this link to get yours: https://bit.ly/3y2qxlW

It is difficult to express the awe one feels when appreciating a bonsai masterpiece. These trees are carefully maintained by professionals in order to thrive in their expertly curated environment.

If you believe that bonsai is a tradition worth protecting, please donate to the National Bonsai Foundation to help carry on this legacy.

When you make a donation of $300 or more, you'll receive a set of bonsai inspired notecards featuring stunning images from the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum's collections. Make your donation using this link to get yours: https://bit.ly/3y2qxlW

We at the National Bonsai Foundation sincerely appreciate the generous support from bonsai enthusiasts and patrons of th...
12/15/2021

We at the National Bonsai Foundation sincerely appreciate the generous support from bonsai enthusiasts and patrons of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. To show our gratitude, when you make a donation over $300, we will send you a set of limited edition bonsai inspired note cards featuring the Museum's collections.

Donate now: https://bit.ly/3y2qxlW

We at the National Bonsai Foundation sincerely appreciate the generous support from bonsai enthusiasts and patrons of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. To show our gratitude, when you make a donation over $300, we will send you a set of limited edition bonsai inspired note cards featuring the Museum's collections.

Donate now: https://bit.ly/3y2qxlW

Bonsai as a living art captures the beauty of nature in a delicate manner, but it also carries with it great cultural an...
12/10/2021

Bonsai as a living art captures the beauty of nature in a delicate manner, but it also carries with it great cultural and historical significance. The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum’s original collections consisted of a diplomatic gift from Japan to the U.S. in 1976. The Museum is a symbol of appreciation and cooperation between nations as well as cultures.

When you Donate to the National Bonsai Foundation, you honor this connection and preserve a valuable art form. Make yours here: https://bit.ly/3y2qxlW

Bonsai as a living art captures the beauty of nature in a delicate manner, but it also carries with it great cultural and historical significance. The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum’s original collections consisted of a diplomatic gift from Japan to the U.S. in 1976. The Museum is a symbol of appreciation and cooperation between nations as well as cultures.

When you Donate to the National Bonsai Foundation, you honor this connection and preserve a valuable art form. Make yours here: https://bit.ly/3y2qxlW

A bonsai practitioner must expertly balance an appreciation for both art and nature. This careful work is the product of...
12/07/2021

A bonsai practitioner must expertly balance an appreciation for both art and nature. This careful work is the product of generational knowledge and incredible skill, and it ensures that the tress remain healthy and beautiful for us to enjoy.

Preserving the cultural and artistic legacy of bonsai invites the participation of generous patrons like yourselves. Consider making a donation today to show your support.

Donate here: https://bit.ly/3y2qxlW

A bonsai practitioner must expertly balance an appreciation for both art and nature. This careful work is the product of generational knowledge and incredible skill, and it ensures that the tress remain healthy and beautiful for us to enjoy.

Preserving the cultural and artistic legacy of bonsai invites the participation of generous patrons like yourselves. Consider making a donation today to show your support.

Donate here: https://bit.ly/3y2qxlW

Don’t miss your chance! The National Bonsai Foundation’s Board of Directors have agreed to match your donations through ...
12/01/2021

Don’t miss your chance! The National Bonsai Foundation’s Board of Directors have agreed to match your donations through the end of this week. Join us in supporting the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum to safeguard the legacy of the art of bonsai.

Donate here: https://bit.ly/30I5Pv0

Don’t miss your chance! The National Bonsai Foundation’s Board of Directors have agreed to match your donations through the end of this week. Join us in supporting the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum to safeguard the legacy of the art of bonsai.

Donate here: https://bit.ly/30I5Pv0

It's Giving Tuesday! This year, join the millions of people in sharing their generosity by making a charitable donation ...
11/30/2021

It's Giving Tuesday! This year, join the millions of people in sharing their generosity by making a charitable donation to the National Bonsai Foundation (NBF). NBF will use your gifts to fund educational endeavors such as the First Curator's Apprenticeship, a program offered by the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum since 2012.

Donate here: https://bit.ly/30I5Pv0

It's Giving Tuesday! This year, join the millions of people in sharing their generosity by making a charitable donation to the National Bonsai Foundation (NBF). NBF will use your gifts to fund educational endeavors such as the First Curator's Apprenticeship, a program offered by the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum since 2012.

Donate here: https://bit.ly/30I5Pv0

The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum has been able to keep its doors open free of charge for visitors since its inceptio...
11/26/2021

The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum has been able to keep its doors open free of charge for visitors since its inception in 1976. It is through the work of the National Bonsai Foundation (NBF) and the Museum's generous supporters that they are able to share the beautiful collections with the public at no cost. As we near the holiday season, consider extending your generosity and make a donation to NBF to protect the longevity of this artistic and cultural treasure. ⁠

Donate here: https://bit.ly/30I5Pv0

The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum has been able to keep its doors open free of charge for visitors since its inception in 1976. It is through the work of the National Bonsai Foundation (NBF) and the Museum's generous supporters that they are able to share the beautiful collections with the public at no cost. As we near the holiday season, consider extending your generosity and make a donation to NBF to protect the longevity of this artistic and cultural treasure. ⁠

Donate here: https://bit.ly/30I5Pv0

This stately Japanese white pine (Pinus parviflora) maintains a sense of balance despite its angular design. Daizo Iwasa...
11/22/2021

This stately Japanese white pine (Pinus parviflora) maintains a sense of balance despite its angular design. Daizo Iwasaki gifted this tree to the Museum in 2004. The training age of this bonsai remains unknown. #bonsai #nature #museum

This stately Japanese white pine (Pinus parviflora) maintains a sense of balance despite its angular design. Daizo Iwasaki gifted this tree to the Museum in 2004. The training age of this bonsai remains unknown. #bonsai #nature #museum

In honor of the recently passed first curator, Robert Drechsler, the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum established the Fi...
11/20/2021

In honor of the recently passed first curator, Robert Drechsler, the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum established the First Curator's Apprenticeship. A donation to the National Bonsai Foundation can help to carry on the tradition of bonsai by funding this educational opportunity for young, hopeful bonsai enthusiasts.

Donate here: https://bit.ly/30I5Pv0

In honor of the recently passed first curator, Robert Drechsler, the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum established the First Curator's Apprenticeship. A donation to the National Bonsai Foundation can help to carry on the tradition of bonsai by funding this educational opportunity for young, hopeful bonsai enthusiasts.

Donate here: https://bit.ly/30I5Pv0

Can you identify the style of bonsai pictured here? Read up on the different bonsai styles on our blog to take your bons...
11/17/2021
Know Your Styles: A Guide to Bonsai Configurations — National Bonsai Foundation

Can you identify the style of bonsai pictured here? Read up on the different bonsai styles on our blog to take your bonsai appreciation to the next level.

Walking through the Museum, you’ll find plaques with titles, donor names and dates next to most of the bonsai. But do you know how to tell which style our trees are exhibiting? To help you wow friends on your next visit, Museum curator Michael James walked us through the main styles of bonsai on d...

Now is the perfect time to visit the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum to enjoy the beautiful colors of the fall season. ...
11/13/2021

Now is the perfect time to visit the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum to enjoy the beautiful colors of the fall season. This Trident Maple's (Acer beurgerarinum) training age remains unknown, but the elegant styling implies many years of meticulous care.

Now is the perfect time to visit the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum to enjoy the beautiful colors of the fall season. This Trident Maple's (Acer beurgerarinum) training age remains unknown, but the elegant styling implies many years of meticulous care.

Last leaf has fallenTree will sleep and I will dream Spring is tomorrow- John Naka
11/10/2021

Last leaf has fallen
Tree will sleep and I will dream
Spring is tomorrow
- John Naka

Last leaf has fallen
Tree will sleep and I will dream
Spring is tomorrow
- John Naka

The viewing stone pictured here comes from the Naraigawa River in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Displaying the stone in a be...
11/09/2021

The viewing stone pictured here comes from the Naraigawa River in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Displaying the stone in a bed of sand recalls islands rising from the sea.

The viewing stone pictured here comes from the Naraigawa River in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Displaying the stone in a bed of sand recalls islands rising from the sea.

Look at the brilliance of the leaves on this Sweetgum (Liquidambar stryaciflua)! Have any of your trees began to change ...
11/09/2021

Look at the brilliance of the leaves on this Sweetgum (Liquidambar stryaciflua)! Have any of your trees began to change their leaves? #bonsai #nature #gardeninspiration

Look at the brilliance of the leaves on this Sweetgum (Liquidambar stryaciflua)! Have any of your trees began to change their leaves? #bonsai #nature #gardeninspiration

@yeesover shares some bonsai dreams in this #repost. We are so glad you loved the collections at the National Bonsai & P...
11/03/2021

@yeesover shares some bonsai dreams in this #repost. We are so glad you loved the collections at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum!

“🌳retirement goals: bonsai garden

This. This sparks joy Marie. Anyone else want to join my hermit hut/bonsai commune? Location: my fantasies.
Some of the 300+ trees here have been ‘in training’ before America was founded. Crazy collection at the National Arboretum

#nationalarboretum #nationalbonsaiandpenjingmuseum”

@yeesover shares some bonsai dreams in this #repost. We are so glad you loved the collections at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum!

“🌳retirement goals: bonsai garden

This. This sparks joy Marie. Anyone else want to join my hermit hut/bonsai commune? Location: my fantasies.
Some of the 300+ trees here have been ‘in training’ before America was founded. Crazy collection at the National Arboretum

#nationalarboretum #nationalbonsaiandpenjingmuseum”

NBF lends its support to the family of Robert “Bob” Drechsler, the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum’s first-ever curator...
11/01/2021
First Museum Curator Robert Drechsler Passes at Age 88 — National Bonsai Foundation

NBF lends its support to the family of Robert “Bob” Drechsler, the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum’s first-ever curator who passed Oct. 20 at 88 years old. His understated brilliance in bonsai helped set the Museum on a path to success for many decades.

If you had the pleasure of knowing him, share your favorite Bob stories with us!

Affectionately known as “Bonsai Bob” in the bonsai community, Robert F. Drechsler of Cheltenham, Maryland passed away on Oct. 20, 2021, at age 88. Bob Drechsler was the first curator of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum, the first museum of its kind

We are sad to announce the passing of long-time National Bonsai Foundation board member, stone collector and leader, Gle...
10/29/2021
NBF Board Member Glenn Reusch Passes at 78 — National Bonsai Foundation

We are sad to announce the passing of long-time National Bonsai Foundation board member, stone collector and leader, Glenn Reusch. A board member since 2002, he passed away Oct. 26 at 78 years of age.

The National Bonsai Foundation mourns the loss of long-time NBF Board of Directors member Glenn Allen Reusch who passed on Oct. 26, 2021 at 78 years of age. 

Often referred to as La Bella, this majestic viewing stone comes from the Ligurian Alps of Italy.
10/27/2021

Often referred to as La Bella, this majestic viewing stone comes from the Ligurian Alps of Italy.

Often referred to as La Bella, this majestic viewing stone comes from the Ligurian Alps of Italy.

We love seeing visitors enjoying their trip to the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. Post about your visit and tag us to...
10/26/2021

We love seeing visitors enjoying their trip to the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. Post about your visit and tag us to be featured on our social media! In the meantime, enjoy this #repost from @kateoyuna

We love seeing visitors enjoying their trip to the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. Post about your visit and tag us to be featured on our social media! In the meantime, enjoy this #repost from @kateoyuna

"Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience." - Jon Kabat-ZinnHow do you encourage mindfulness in ...
10/25/2021

"Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

How do you encourage mindfulness in your life? Share your tips in the comments.

"Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

How do you encourage mindfulness in your life? Share your tips in the comments.

Congratulations to Sophia Osorio for completing her First Curator's Apprenticeship! She studied under National Bonsai & ...
10/21/2021
Sophia Osorio: An Apprenticeship Reflection — National Bonsai Foundation

Congratulations to Sophia Osorio for completing her First Curator's Apprenticeship! She studied under National Bonsai & Penjing Museum and Arboretum staff to learn all about bonsai care throughout 2020 and 2021. Read about her experiences here!

Since the beginning of my First Curator’s Apprenticeship at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum in the spring of 2020, I’ve had the opportunity to learn the skills and practices needed to maintain such a stately and magnificent collection of bonsai trees.  While working on the trees, li

With 10 years in training, this Azalea (Rhododhendron indicum) was also featured in the Potomac Bonsai Association's 202...
10/20/2021

With 10 years in training, this Azalea (Rhododhendron indicum) was also featured in the Potomac Bonsai Association's 2021 Fall Show. #bonsai #bonsailife

With 10 years in training, this Azalea (Rhododhendron indicum) was also featured in the Potomac Bonsai Association's 2021 Fall Show. #bonsai #bonsailife

The training age of this Chinese Emperor-plum (Osteomeles boninesis) remains unknown. What do you think? Guess the tree'...
10/18/2021

The training age of this Chinese Emperor-plum (Osteomeles boninesis) remains unknown. What do you think? Guess the tree's training age in the comments.

The training age of this Chinese Emperor-plum (Osteomeles boninesis) remains unknown. What do you think? Guess the tree's training age in the comments.

Fall is upon us! Read our blog on what to expect this season in the world of bonsai, featuring important care tips for y...
10/14/2021

Fall is upon us! Read our blog on what to expect this season in the world of bonsai, featuring important care tips for your trees before winter sets in.

https://www.bonsai-nbf.org/blog-archive/2021/10/4/embrace-fall-at-the-national-bonsai-amp-penjing-museum

Fall is upon us! Read our blog on what to expect this season in the world of bonsai, featuring important care tips for your trees before winter sets in.

https://www.bonsai-nbf.org/blog-archive/2021/10/4/embrace-fall-at-the-national-bonsai-amp-penjing-museum

The trident maple pictured here has been in training since 1919. Cultivated from a seedling, this tree is actually roote...
10/12/2021

The trident maple pictured here has been in training since 1919. Cultivated from a seedling, this tree is actually rooted to a rock. It was gifted to the Museum by Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi in 1999.

The trident maple pictured here has been in training since 1919. Cultivated from a seedling, this tree is actually rooted to a rock. It was gifted to the Museum by Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi in 1999.

The PBA Fall Show was a blast! Thank you to all of the organizers who put in the work to achieve such a successful outco...
10/11/2021

The PBA Fall Show was a blast! Thank you to all of the organizers who put in the work to achieve such a successful outcome. Keep an eye out for more photos from the show.

Here is another stunning illustration from @steph.makes.stuff. Pictured here, "Goshin" is a renowned and highly recogniz...
10/08/2021

Here is another stunning illustration from @steph.makes.stuff. Pictured here, "Goshin" is a renowned and highly recognizable bonsai crafted by John Naka. #repost

Here is another stunning illustration from @steph.makes.stuff. Pictured here, "Goshin" is a renowned and highly recognizable bonsai crafted by John Naka. #repost

Who's ready for the Potomac Bonsai Association's Fall Show tomorrow? We spoke with PBA's President, Chuck Croft, on what...
10/07/2021

Who's ready for the Potomac Bonsai Association's Fall Show tomorrow? We spoke with PBA's President, Chuck Croft, on what to expect this year. Read the blog here:

https://bit.ly/3BlKNQd

Who's ready for the Potomac Bonsai Association's Fall Show tomorrow? We spoke with PBA's President, Chuck Croft, on what to expect this year. Read the blog here:

https://bit.ly/3BlKNQd

In training since 1980, this Pasture Juniper (Juniperus communis var. depressa) was gifted to the museum by Jack B. Dout...
10/05/2021

In training since 1980, this Pasture Juniper (Juniperus communis var. depressa) was gifted to the museum by Jack B. Douthitt in 1990. The elegant trunk gives this juniper a unique, yet balanced appearance.

In training since 1980, this Pasture Juniper (Juniperus communis var. depressa) was gifted to the museum by Jack B. Douthitt in 1990. The elegant trunk gives this juniper a unique, yet balanced appearance.

Don't forget that the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is hosting the Potomac Bonsai Association's Fall Show next weeken...
10/01/2021

Don't forget that the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is hosting the Potomac Bonsai Association's Fall Show next weekend! See you there 🍁

Don't forget that the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is hosting the Potomac Bonsai Association's Fall Show next weekend! See you there 🍁

This Montezuma-cypress (taxodium distichum var. mexicanum) has been in training since 1948. It was gifted to the Museum ...
09/30/2021

This Montezuma-cypress (taxodium distichum var. mexicanum) has been in training since 1948. It was gifted to the Museum by the renowned Master John Naka, in 2004.

This Montezuma-cypress (taxodium distichum var. mexicanum) has been in training since 1948. It was gifted to the Museum by the renowned Master John Naka, in 2004.

Ever wonder what it's like to visit the Museum? Hear @renewablefarah's reflections on her visit in this #repost 🪴“I spen...
09/29/2021

Ever wonder what it's like to visit the Museum? Hear @renewablefarah's reflections on her visit in this #repost 🪴

“I spent a relaxing morning at the beautiful grounds and gardens of the National Bonsai Museum, located away from the hustle + bustle of the main city grid.⁣⁣
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This may be DC's most unique Museum, with the full scale courtyard and horticulture transporting you to an immersion of Asian culture. ⁣⁣
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Walking in and around the gardens provides the experience of an open pavilion, merging both building and garden into a fluid and open-air environment.”

Ever wonder what it's like to visit the Museum? Hear @renewablefarah's reflections on her visit in this #repost 🪴

“I spent a relaxing morning at the beautiful grounds and gardens of the National Bonsai Museum, located away from the hustle + bustle of the main city grid.⁣⁣
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This may be DC's most unique Museum, with the full scale courtyard and horticulture transporting you to an immersion of Asian culture. ⁣⁣
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Walking in and around the gardens provides the experience of an open pavilion, merging both building and garden into a fluid and open-air environment.”

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What a night! Thanks to everyone who joined us at the US National Arboretum last Thursday for the first #SakuraSamurai movie screening. We look forward to seeing you at our next Sakura Samurai movie event: Harakiri 腹切り, Friday, August 13 @ The Wharf. Thanks also to our event partners: The Japan Foundation 国際交流基金, Friends of the National Arboretum and National Bonsai Foundation. and Sakura Matsuri 2021 - Year in Bloom Sponsors: Marubeni and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Public Affairs diplomats visited the recently re-opened National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum, a chance to learn more about the Museum's historic collection, including a gift of 53 trees from Japan to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial! National Bonsai Foundation https://www.bonsai-nbf.org/
The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is officially open again!! 🎉 Starting June 1, 2021, the Museum will be open 10 AM - 4 PM daily. All outdoor portions of the Museum are open to the public, but the indoor Tropical Conservatory and Exhibits Gallery will remain closed for the time being. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, please wear a mask and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others both in the Museum and throughout the #USNationalArboretum. Thank you for your patience this past year — our friends at the National Arboretum and National Bonsai Foundation are excited to welcome you back to the Museum! . . . #shareyourarboretum #reopening #nationalarboretum #nationalarboretumdc #summer #bonsai #penjing #museum #dcmuseums #arboretum #horticulture #exploreDC #visitdc #dc
The promise of today and tomorrow... I will continue to grow. I will continue to change. I will blossom when it is my time. I will continue to trust. I am not planted in the ground by the hand of the Almighty. I have been planted by the son of man. I will continue to grow and to change and to blossom as long as the son of man cares for me. That is true for our entire world in some ways.
Happy World Bonsai Day from Canberra, Australia.
Doing the quiz. I actually got this one correct, though!
[Bonsai 101] A beautiful day starts in the morning, like an office you clock in early in the morning, in bonsai, the earlier, the better. As it is already a horticultural knowledge that watering plants in the morning is beneficial, thus usually the day starts with watering our bonsai. Now we would like to share what our office table looks like when we are repotting or simply working on our bonsai. POTS: These are training pots ready with wires and also mesh for better drainage. Like a shoe, there are also many factors to be considered before pairing them to a certain bonsai tree such as size, shape, color, material, height, as all of these are crucial to give your bonsai the best look. TOOLS: These are tools for repotting, cutting, pruning, raking and many more, you'll learn what and which one to use through experience SOIL MIX: These are Riversand, Pumice, Akadama for mixing to soil to improving drainage for bonsai. They also keep clay soils loose over time for continued soil health. A neglected bonsai which is not repotted will have poor drainage and is prone to water buildup that will eventually lead to different bacterial diseases, root rot even attract insects and pests you do not want in your garden. This is why repotting and also proper soil mix is important. Protip: There is no one size fit all soil mix for all trees as different trees have different requirements which means it is always best to do a little research about the bonsai you are trying to repot, or at least the specie close to it to have an idea how to nurture them properly. WIRES: Different sized wires for different purposes from thick trunks to medium sized branches to fragile twigs. and of course, the trusty orange pressure spray bottle. It is a nice practice to spray water after pruning, repotting as they help the plant from stress. Finally, the most important part of the 'office' is the Bonsai that we are all assigned to take care of and pamper. Enjoy the view and we hope you have learned something from our post. Final Note: Today, May 8, we also celebrate "World Bonsai Day" together with National Bonsai Foundation check them out for more info! Property of Bonsai & Suiseki Philippines / Artiste Musaeum / Artiste Entertainment, Inc. // Photo R&W by mazR // Please include when sharing :) -- website: www.suiseki.ph -- #tonetbonsai #artistemusaeum #icomphilippines #naturalstonesocPH #bonsai #suiseki #yellowdoggie #bonsaiart #bonsaiwisdom #bonsai101 #worldbonsaiday2021
Two infrared images from the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection taken last weekend. I wish I'd recorded the details about each tree I photographed.
hello world! what a beautiful museum! such a breath taking museum with rich history.
Where bonsai sculpts trees in miniature, kusamono arranges wildflowers, grasses, and other soft things into miniature landscapes. Young Choe, a volunteer at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, creates delicate kusamono that rotates throughout the museum. Have you seen her work on display? Young Choe Kusamono National Bonsai Foundation
The National Arboretum is expanding its reopening on Monday, July 27th 🌿 Know before you go! You can find up-to-date guidelines on our website (https://www.fona.org/usna-reopening/) and on the National Arboretum’s website (https://www.usna.usda.gov/). As of 7/27, the guidelines for reopening are as follows: Please wear a mask at all times during your visit. Please maintain a 15-foot social distance from any staff working in the gardens. Thank you for helping us limit staff exposure so staff can continue maintaining the gardens. Hours: Mondays - Fridays: 1 PM - 5 PM Saturdays - Sundays: 8 AM - 5 PM Access: New York Avenue Entrance (3501 New York Ave, NE) is open to all visitors during open hours. R Street Entrance (2400 R Street, NE) is open to all visitors until 2 PM on weekdays and 5 PM on weekends. After 2 PM on weekdays, only pedestrians and cyclists can enter to reduce cut-through traffic. Traffic Flow: All roads are open to vehicles and pedestrians. New York Avenue, M Street, and Beech Spring Pond Parking lots are open to the public. R Street parking lot is closed to the public and reserved for staff use. Restrooms, Snacks, and Drinking Water: Arbor House near R Street Entrance: restroom, vending machine, drinking water fountain; M Street parking lot: restroom, including ADA portable toilet; Asian Collections: restroom; The Administration Building/Visitor Center will remain closed to the public. Key Features: In order to protect the public and our research mission, the following areas will remain closed until further notice: Administration Building/Visitor Center, National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, and Fern Valley. In reviewing these areas, we feel social distancing is not possible in these pavilions, gardens, and collections due in part to the intimate nature of their pathways and planting beds. Gardeners may close sections of collections to maintain safe social distancing while they work. To ease this period of phasing, please plan ahead & check ours and the National Arboretum's website before you arrive! #reopening #USNationalArboretum #knowbeforeyougo National Bonsai Foundation Washington Youth Garden The Herb Society of America National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc.