National Arboretum Programming and Activities

The Arboretum hosts collection tours, curator lectures, and many other events throughout the year. FONA members receive a 20% discount on any Arboretum activities with a fee. View a full listing of Arboretum events. Please note all registration for USNA events is done through the U.S. National Arboretum.

FONA Events

FONA hosts two major events during the year to benefit to our membership and constituents, raise support for and awareness of the Arboretum and FONA, and bring together our unique community to enjoy this green treasure. We hold the Garden Fair and Plant Sale in April, and the Great Arboretum Cookout, a gala dinner under the stars, in the June.

Garden Fair and Plant Sale

Join us for a plant sale and celebrate the season. The Garden Fair and Plant Sale is held each year on the last weekend of April.

Annual Dinner Under the Stars

Each year in June, while the Arboretum grounds are in full bloom, FONA welcomes friends and guests to a relaxing evening overlooking the Capitol Columns.

Joint Events

Lahr Symposium and Native Plant Sale