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Fall 2023 Horticulture Tours

9/14/2023

Each fall, ANC's horticulture team leads visitors on unique tours showcasing the memorial arboretum. This year, tours will be held on October 13, 20, 27 and November 3. Information on each tour is below. We hope to see you there!

Memorial Arboretum Walking Tour

Friday October 13, 2023

Guide: Greg Huse

Come see the trees of Arlington at the peak of their autumn splendor! The vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, and russets of over 300 species of trees at ANC are a must see for anyone visiting in the autumn.

On this tour, you will learn about the cemetery's Memorial Arboretum, a Level III Accredited Arboretum. You'll gain insight into ANC’s urban forestry program, extensive tree collection, and State Champion trees. The overall horticulture program, and the variety of techniques used to create some of the most breathtaking formal and informal landscapes and gardens will also be highlighted.

Meet at the Welcome Center Information Desk.

The walk will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Wear sturdy shoes and consider bringing a bottle of water.  The tour may be cancelled for inclement weather.

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What’s New at the Memorial Arboretum?

Friday, October 20, 2023

Guide:  Kelly Wilson

The Horticulture team has been hard at work improving several prominent landscapes.  Join us as we highlight some of the plant species that have been chosen to enhance the Memorial Arboretum grounds.

On this tour, you’ll learn about the diverse and thriving plants at the President Taft Gravesite, the Sir John Dill Memorial, and the entryway to the President John F. Kennedy Memorial. 

Meet the ANC Horticulturist at the Welcome Center Kiosk.

The walk will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Wear sturdy shoes and consider bringing a bottle of water.  Tour may be cancelled for inclement weather.

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Memorial Arboretum Walking Tour

Friday October 27, 2023

Guide:  Greg Huse

Come see the trees of Arlington at the peak of their autumn splendor! The vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, and russets of over 300 species of trees at ANC are a must see for anyone visiting in the autumn.

On this tour, you will learn about the cemetery's Memorial Arboretum, a Level III Accredited Arboretum. You'll gain insight into ANC’s urban forestry program, extensive tree collection, and State Champion trees. The overall horticulture program, and the variety of techniques used to create some of the most breathtaking formal and informal landscapes and gardens will also be highlighted.

Meet at the Welcome Center Information Desk.

The walk will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Wear sturdy shoes and consider bringing a bottle of water.  The tour may be cancelled for inclement weather.

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Memorial Arboretum Fall Color Tour

Friday, November 3, 2023

Guide:  Kelly Wilson

Fall is one of the best times to enjoy the inspiring and beautiful landscapes of the Memorial Arboretum.

Come join us as we discover the wealth of our diverse collection of plant material, as the fall colors take central stage. 

Meet the ANC Horticulturist at the Welcome Center Kiosk.

Tour departs at 1 pm

Wear sturdy shoes and consider bringing a bottle of water.  Tour may be cancelled for inclement weather.