National Greenscape Corridor
National Greenscape Corridor Map

Locations

Arlington National CemeteryNational MallU.S. National Arboretum

The use of turfgrass in the landscape helps to create a certain ambience appropriate for the space that would be different if turfgrass was not a prominent part of the landscape. These iconic spaces serve different purposes and are embedded in the fabric of our national identity. The landscape itself is important in linking people to the history, cultural significance, and societal benefits of these spaces in different ways:

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery — “Service”

This space honors those men and women who have served to defend the United States, recognizing their commitment and sacrifice. The landscape provides a quiet, thoughtfully appropriate space for reflection, remembrance, and reverence.

Arlington National Cemetery Website

National Mall

National Mall

National Mall — “Stewardship”

This space serves as the “front yard” of the country and provides a space for assembly, recreation, and enjoying an open green space in the heart of the nation’s capital city.

National Parks Service Website — National Mall

U.S. National Arboretum

U.S. National Arboretum

U.S. National Arboretum — “Science”

For years, the National Arboretum has housed national treasures such as the National Grove of State Trees, the Capitol Columns, and a variety of other national plant collections. Scientific research has been a mainstay of this facility. With the development of the Grass Roots Initiative and the construction of the Grass Roots exhibit, the public will have the opportunity to learn more about the benefits, uses, roles, and responsible management of turfgrass as part of modern society.

The United States National Arboretum Website