Memorial Arboretum and Horticulture

Welcome to the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Arboretum. The hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery have long been recognized as a place of honor for those who have served our nation.

Rolling green hills, majestic trees and a diverse collection of ornamental plants serve as the backdrop to this national shrine.

The cemetery's 624 acres are a unique blend of formal and informal landscapes, dotted with more than 8,600 native and exotic trees. Intimate gardens enhance the beauty and sense of peace.

To commemorate its 150th anniversary in 2014, this historic landscape was established as the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Arboretum. In April 2015, the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and the Morton Arboretum awarded the cemetery with a Level II arboretum accreditation for its achievements in meeting specific standards deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens. In June 2018, the cemetery reached Level III Arboretum status.

The Arboretum serves as a living memorial to those who have served our nation and connects visitors to the rich tapestry of the cemetery's living history and natural beauty.

We are honored to preserve and interpret this iconic landscape for generations to come.

We invite you to explore the Memorial Arboretum.