CFA 18/MAY/06-4

United States

Owner
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Property
U.S. National Arboretum
Description
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
Concept

Letter

Dear Dr Elias:

In the meeting of 18 May, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved the concept design for the proposed reconfiguration of the Fern Valley at the National Arboretum. The Commission recommended that, due to the delicate nature of the Native Plant Collection, the landscape architect should seek the lightest possible treatment of pathways, signs, furniture, and structures.

The Commission looks forward to the review of final drawings and details. As always, the staff is available to assist you.

Sincerely,

/s/Thomas Luebke, AIA
Secretary

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

cc: Lisa Bynum, USDA