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Arboretum in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

An Art Form Is Born

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 11, 2020
1. An Art Form Is Born Marker
Inscription.  Over a thousand years ago, China's stunning landscape inspired its people to reproduce it in miniature. Using carefully selected rocks and plants, artists recreated the land's rugged mountains, vast horizons, and noble trees on trays and in pots. Enter through the moon gate to see our gallery of these poetic interpretations of nature called penjing.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Location. 38° 54.759′ N, 76° 58.128′ W. Marker is in Arboretum, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Meadow Road Northeast just west of Ellipse Road Northeast, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. What shape do you see? (a few steps from this marker); If trees could talk... (a few steps from this marker); Bonsai Pioneer (within shouting distance of this marker); Branching Out (within shouting distance of this marker); Timeless Trees (within shouting distance of this marker);
An Art Form Is Born Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 11, 2020
2. An Art Form Is Born Marker
Rosmarinus officinalis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cladrastis kentukea (about 400 feet away); The Knot Garden (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arboretum.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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