CFA 15/MAR/07-5


U.S. National Arboretum, Fern Valley (Native Plant Collection)
United States

U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. National Arboretum, Fern Valley (Native Plant Collection)
New entrance to the Fern Valley exhibit area and improvements to its trail system
Review Type
Previous Review


Dear Dr. Elias:

In its meeting of 15 March, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved the final design for improvements to the Fern Valley Exhibit area in the U.S. National Arboretum. The Commission members expressed enthusiasm for the project, especially for the proposed installation of the rustic railings and benches by artist David Robinson.

The Commission looks forward to seeing these improvements to the exhibit that will enhance accessibility. As always, the Commission staff is available to assist you with future submissions.


Thomas E. Luebke, AIA

Dr. Thomas S. Elias, Director
U.S. National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002-1958

cc: Lisa Bynum, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Scott Rykiel, Mahan Rykiel Associates