Hello educational travelers and happy Monday!
We welcome Jeff back to start the week off for us with a fun post. Enjoy!
Educational tours to Washington, D.C. don’t often visit the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, also known as the United States National Arboretum. The museum is located at 3501 New York Avenue, NE. It is undoubtedly one of Washington’s key attractions for plant lovers. If you and your students are into exotic plant life, this is the place for you. You will want to budget ample time to see the specimens and gardens at a leisurely pace. The miniature masterpieces of bonsai and penjing are the pinnacle of gardening skill, and the museum has one of the largest collections of these timeless trees in North America for your next educational tour to Washington, D.C.
Educational tours to Washington, D.C. will discover that the Japanese art of bonsai, and its precursor, the Chinese art of penjing, are rooted in the traditions of Asian culture. The placement of branches, styling, and the pot all convey deep symbolism and reverence for nature. Opening in 1976 to help celebrate America’s bicentennial, the collection has grown to house three pavilions of about 150 plants. An old sage once opined to slow down, and stop to smell the flowers. This is good advice for your next educational tour to Washington, D.C. at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum.
Until next time,