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The Washington Youth Garden is located on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum (Directions to the U.S. National Arboretum

Enter the Arboretum through the R Street Entrance (off Bladensburg Rd.)  Before entering the parking lot, take an immediate right.  Then stay left at the fork, following signs for Garden and Collections.  You will see the Capital Columns on your left and the Azalea Collection on your right.  Turn left at the fork, following signs for Fern Valley.  After you pass the Grove of State Trees, look for the Youth Garden on your right (the only garden with a fence).  We are directly across from Fern Valley.

Bike and Car Parking: Continue past the Youth Garden. The parking area is just past the first stop sign, on your right. If this lot is full, please park at the Grove of State Trees.

Print out this Map and Directions to the Washington Youth Garden and take it with you on your visit! 


The Arboretum grounds (and the Youth Garden) are open to the public from 8am-5pm, Friday - Monday, except December 25th. Admission is free.

The Washington Youth Garden's office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Our office is also located on the grounds of the Arboretum.