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

Each season, Arlington's Horticulture Staff will highlight a plant species growing at Arlington National Cemetery for its beauty, wildlife value, or sustainability.

We hope that each highlight will inspire you to visit the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, join us in a landscape tour, and learn about our diverse collection of plant species.