Washington’s Secret Garden

D.C.’s world-famous gardens serve as a living museum for the finest occasions.

Washington’s Green Thumb

The United States National Arboretum—garden and US Department of Agriculture research facility—stretches across 446 abundant acres of land. It’s home to well-known and loved flora collections, including the Bonsai Museum, the National Grove of State Trees and the National Herb Garden. Another Washingtonian favorite is the National Columns display, the original columns of the US Capitol that reach to the skies above the Grand Meadow.

Rental options include: North Terrace, Water Garden, Herb Harden and The Grove of State Trees.

Groomsman among the capital columns

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Amenities & Details

• Capital columns display

• National Herb Garden

• Water Garden & center patios

• Visitor Center Lobby

• Flowering tree collections and tree walk

• National Grove of State Trees

We had a wonderful wedding experience at the Arboretum in September 2021. Our choice to go with the Arboretum was driven by two important factors: 1) the beauty of the space and the flexible layouts for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and 2) NATALIE! Natalie was everything we could have hoped for from a vendor perspective — she was honest with us about what worked well (or didn’t) at the venue, she was responsive, she was excited and helpful on the actual day, and she certainly helped make sure everything went off without a hitch — including helping our guests navigate with ubers/lyfts at the end of the night.

– Stephanie, The Knot Bride

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