Things to Do in Arlington, VA: Bon Air Rose Garden

We’ve lived in the DC area for 4 years now and I sometimes feel like we’ve barely scraped the surface on things to do in the DC area. Today I wanted to share one of my favorite places to visit in Arlington, Virginia in the spring- Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden. This stunning formal rose garden in Northern Virginia is a great place to visit if you’re looking for something free to do outside. There is also an adjacent playground, additional gardens, and it’s right along a great paved path. It’s a great place to visit for the whole family!

Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden

I visited Bon Air Park on May 9th and the garden was in full bloom, with many plants that look like they’ll be blooming in the coming weeks. I imagine one day taking a picnic basket and setting up behind the back border of rose bushes. This rose garden is such a treat to the senses! There are over 120 varieties in the garden, which is a pretty astonishing number! These photos were all taken with my very old iPhone as the sun was starting to set- I need to bring my real camera next time.

Have you visited this park before?


Katie Vail
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