Washington Youth Garden

  • District of Columbia


2400 R Street Northeast
U.S. National Arboretum
District of Columbia
United States

About Us

Founded in 1971, Washington Youth Garden (WYG) provides unique year-round environmental science and nutrition education programming for youth and families. WYG nurtures curious minds and healthy bodies by connecting youth to food, the land, and each other.

Washington Youth Garden manages a one-acre organic demonstration garden on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA), in addition to five active school gardens. Through these outdoor classrooms, WYG offers gardening and nutrition education in four program areas: SPROUT field trips, Green Ambassadors Program, Garden Science (School Partnership Program), and Family Garden Days. For more information about our programs, please see www.washingtonyouthgarden.org/wygprograms.

Washington Youth Garden is a program of the Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA), a non-profit organization located on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum. FONA is a 501(c)3 dedicated to enhancing, through private and public sector resources, support for educational, outreach and research programs that advance the mission of the U.S. National Arboretum.