Saturday at the National Arboretum
Local native plant nurseries will offer an extensive selection of plants at the annual Friends of the National Arboretum Native Plant Sale Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and growers will be on hand to answer questions.
Also Saturday at the Arboretum in Northeast Washington, the 23rd annual Lahr Symposium will be held, exploring the many ways that native plants are essential to successful garden design and landscape architecture. Registration fee of $85 includes lunch and early admission to the Native Plant Sale. For more information call 202-245-4521. The Symposium runs from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
And finally, take a self-guided tour of the Arboretums' diverse collection of flowering cherry trees from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discover the wide range of sizes, shapes, colors and bloom times of this ornamental tree. Free.
Photo credit: National Arboretum.