Gardens

We work in six public gardens, usually one or two mornings per month per garden, March through October. Volunteers (non-members) are most welcome to join any work party. We have suspended our formal garden work sessions due to the Coronavirus restrictions. Work dates will be posted as soon as the restrictions are lifted or lessened, along with a discussion of the appropriate precautions to be taken.

W&OD Trail Garden – Along the old W&OD railroad bed at Maple Avenue South, we have created a pleasant urban space with seating and bicycle racks.  This garden contains a variety of lovely perennials, annuals and shrubs, and a growing display of native plants.

For information, please contact Carolyn Dangelmaier at cfdangelmaier@aol.com.

Salsbury Spring Certified Native Habitat – This small park at the corner of Windover Avenue and Lawyers Road has become a native habitat garden containing river birches, service berry, button bushes, golden ragworts and other plants that support the local ecosystem.  It has been designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

For information, please contact Diana Kilcullen at dkilcullen39@gmail.com.

Children’s Discovery Garden – Designed to stimulate interest in poetic names, color, form, texture, variety and scent, this garden is located at the red caboose on Church Street.

For information, please contact Pam Weiss at plhweiss@yahoo.com.

Pollinator Garden – On the grounds of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, VA, this garden features plants and herbs that attract birds, butterflies, and other insects.  It serves as an outdoor classroom and experimental area.  At night, bats fly overhead.

For information, please contact Nancy Moats at smoats5555@aol.com or Yep deJong at IdeJong565@gmail.com.

Little Library Gardens – These three “learning gardens” are located on the the grounds of the Freeman Store and Museum,131 Church Street NE. Two are located around the Little Library: a Colonial Herb Garden planted with herbs that were prized by early European settlers for food, medicine and aroma; and a Native American Garden with plants used by northeastern Native American tribes for food, medicine, and tools. The third garden is a Victory Garden containing vegetables that were grown to increase food production during World War I and World War II, and is located in the fenced area in the front yard of the Freeman Store and Museum building.

For information, please contact Nancy Moats at smoats5555@aol.com.

Anniversary Garden – This garden was created in 2019 to honor the 90th anniversary of the founding of Ayr Hill Garden Club. It is a native plant habitat, located between the Freeman Store and Museum,131 Church Street NE, and the Washington & Old Dominion Bike Trail. To develop the garden, several grants were received by the club and a number of native plants were donated. 

For information, please contact Monica Anschel at monica.anschel@hotmail.com.