orchid flower that looks like a bee
Ophrys speculum
Photographed by Bill Elbert

We are currently holding our monthly Member Meetings virtually.

In-person Meetings are held at the United States National Arboretum. The Arboretum is located in northeast Washington, D.C., 2.2 miles from the U.S. Capitol. Bladensburg Road borders it on the west, on the north by New York Avenue, and on the south by M Street. Visitor entrances are located on New York Avenue and on R Street; however, only the R Street entrance is open in the evenings.

Directions to the Arboretum can be found here.

Google Maps view of the Arboretum.

Members’ meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month (except for June, July, August, October and December) in the auditorium that is located in the Administration building at the Arboretum. Arboretum grounds will be open at 6:30pm.

Members are encouraged to bring in plants for the meeting show table. Entries for the show table must be submitted by 7:15pm. Show Table judging will begin between 7:15 and 7:30pm. The business meeting will begin at 8:00pm, followed by the speaker's presentation, which usually concludes by 9:30pm, then a review of the Show Table results. We leave the Arboretum grounds by 10:00pm.

Download the PDF version of the Show Table entry form


View a list of past meetings and upcoming speakers.