Skip to main content
Photo Carousel Links

Mission

The mission of the U.S. National Arboretum is to enhance the economic, environmental, and aesthetic value of ornamental and landscape plants through long-term, multi-disciplinary research, conservation of genetic resources, and interpretative gardens and exhibits. The U.S. National Arboretum is a premier scientific institution that inspires discovery, understanding, conservation, and the love of plants. Connecting people with plants in a serene urban oasis with unique collections, gardens, and natural settings, the U.S. National Arboretum, through its programs and exhibits, demonstrates the practical application of plant science and man’s dependence on plants.
The National Arboretum is located in Washington, DC and is part of the Northeast Area.
The Director is Richard Olsen.
Email: Richard.Olsen@usda.gov
Phone: 202-245-4539
U.S. National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002