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The United States National Arboretum

The United States National Arboretum, established in 1927 by an Act of Congress, is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.The mission of the arboretum is to serve the public need for research, education and gardening by conserving and showcasing plants that enhance the environment. It is located in Northeast Washington, D.C., with entrances on New York Avenue and R Street. The 465 acre grounds include research facilities and many gardens.

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These 22 Corinthian sandstone columns are among 24 that were part of the east central portico of the U.S. Capitol. They create the backdrop for many inaugurations and have been the site of many speeches, protests and rallies. The columns were dismantled in 1958, but were restored through the efforts of Ethel Sheilds Garrett and with support from the Friends of the National Arboretum.

These 22 Corinthian sandstone columns are among 24 that were part of the east central portico of the U.S. Capitol. They create the backdrop for many inaugurations and have been the site of many speeches, protests and rallies. The columns were dismantled in 1958, but were restored through the efforts of Ethel Sheilds Garrett and with support from the Friends of the National Arboretum.1Picture by Lark EaglinThese bright colored daisies convey a lively cheer and exuberance that excite garden visitors.2Picture by Lark EaglinKoi fish are outgoing depending on the temperature of their water. A warming trend in Spring draws the sluggish fish to the surface to feed, while summertime heat makes the Koi fight for food. In the Fall, when their temperature meters read "too cold," the fish retreat to the pool's bottom. 3Picture by Lark EaglinSome of the stones that lay next to the Corinthian columns are dedicated to various important people. This stone in particular was dedicated to Senator George Hearse and his wife Phoebe Apperson.4Picture by Lark EaglinThe National Herb Garden was given as a gift to the people of the U.S. from the Herb Society of America after members of the society lobbied successfully for matching funds from Congress. It was constructed and dedicated in 1980 and is the largest designed herb garden in the nation. It includes annual, perennial and woody herbal plants. The National Herb Garden is well designed with broad paths and gentle inclines that allow everyone to access its wealth of useful plants.5Picture by Lark EaglinThe Ponderosa Lemon is a lemon hybrid and can be eaten raw but is quite sour. It is often dried and used in cakes and cookies.6Picture by Lark EaglinA tomato flower blooms in the Arboretum.7Picture by Lark Eaglin

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