National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, Washington DC

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  • The National Aboretum is a true hidden gem amongst other sites in DC. Seeing the late Fall foliage was beautiful but seeing the varied and beautiful collection of bonsai and penching (Chinese bonsai.....  more »
  • Wife, daughter, and I were all blown away by this unbelievable collection of bonsai, as we were with all of the Natural Arboretum. Place this at the top of your D.C. travel list.  more »
  • Well worth the visit for locals and tourists alike. Some of these trees, as well as the Literati rock art, are truly amazing. It’s the kind of stuff the you watch documentaries on and read books about, but if you find yourself in DC just stop here. Parking is ample and the walks are short. You can see all the “exhibits” in under an hour, and then if you have more time go on any of the trails for a longer more natury experience.
  • You definitely want to check this place out. It’s free to enter, parking is free. Very cool 👍🏼👍🏼😁 It’s unbelievable how old the trees are. I’ve never seen this many bonsai trees in one place. All of them were very cool, but seeing the really old ones were the coolest. Like 394 years old.

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