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Designed to stimulate interest in poetic names, color, form, texture, variety and scent, this garden is located at the red caboose on Church Street

Children's Discovery Garden

Since 2004, Ayr Hill Garden Club has maintained a child-high garden designed to stimulate interest in the poetic names, color, form, texture, variety, and scent of both traditional and new plants. In the fall of 2015 the much visited Children’s Discovery Garden was moved with the help of the Town of Vienna to its new location along side The Caboose in Centennial Park. The new beds were raised with a surrounding walkway that includes fun elements appealing to children.


It was featured as the background for a news report about Viva Vienna

Plant List

*Square Bed

Dwarf Hinoki Cyprus (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana’)

Drift Rose in red (Rosa hybrida ‘Drift’)

Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana)

Lavender (Lavandula intermedia, ‘Phenomenal’)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Carpet Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)

*Narrow Oblong Bed

Drift, roses in pink (Rosa hybrida ‘Drift’)

Camellia ‘Shishi Gashira’

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens’)

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, ‘Munstead’)

Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Crocus Dwarf spruce (Picea glauca)

Blazing star (Liatris spicata)


*Large Rectangular Bed

 Lambs ear (Syachys byzantina)

Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana)

Iris (Iris virginica)

Aster (Stokesia laevis ‘Peachie’s pick’)

Golden alexander (Zizea aurea)

Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica)

Camellia ‘Yuletide’

Golden ragwort (Packera aurea)

Joe pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum)



Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Bee balm (Monarda didyama)

Red twigged dogwood (Cornus sericea ‘ Baileyi’)

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