An oasis in the city, where science meets beauty--a perfect description of the U.S. National Arboretum and your evening here. After a long day, join us to unwind and wander our core collections. You'll enjoy light hors d'ouevres, beverages, and conversation in the Grass Roots Exhibit, Friendship Garden, Washington Youth Garden, or National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. Everyone will move to the Capital Columns meadow for dinner. Dress is casual--wear your walking shoes so you can explore.
Please Note: Pre-registration is required to attend this event.
HOTEL DEPARTURE: Buses load and depart outside the Blue Room Prefunction on the East side of the conference hotel. Buses will begin loading at 4:45 p.m, departing as they fill, with the last bus departing the hotel at 5:15 p.m. Please arrive promptly within the bus loading window.
Additionally, the Association will not be able to accommodate participants driving their own vehicles to/from offsite locations. All attendees must board the bus at the hotel and return with the group at the scheduled times.
USNA DEPARTURE: At the end of the evening, buses will begin loading and departing from the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) back to the hotel beginning at approx. 8:00 p.m. The last bus will depart promptly at 9:30 p.m.