AutumnFest at Glencarlyn Library Garden

Glencarlyn Autumnfest Logo 2018

Print Version: AutumnFest Flyer

Sunday, September 15, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Glencarlyn Library Community Garden
300 South Kensington Street, Arlington, VA 22204

Glencarlyn Library Community Garden AutumnFest

Come visit the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden for AutumnFest, a lively celebration of fall, herbs and nature. There’s much to learn during three educational presentations

    • 11 a.m. with “Grow Your Own Herbal Teas,” – participants will learn about plants and recipes to create the most soothing and tasty libations.
    • 12 noon – “Succulents for Small Spaces,” – look at how to hop on board with one of the hottest trends in home and garden décor
    • 1 pm  “Container Gardening Made Simple,”  – an introduction to bringing beauty and food into your life using pots.

AutumnFest also offers native and other plants perfect for fall planting; autumnal décor; the opportunity to consult with Extension Master Gardeners, Tree Stewards and Audubon at Home Ambassadors; a chance to visit the Colonial Ball-Sellers House; vendors selling hand-made pots, hand-crafted jewelry, reusable recycled bags and herbal treats with recipes to try at home.

Free. Questions? Contact Extension Master Gardeners at telephone 703-228-6414 or email

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This year AutumnFest also offers visitors a chance to visit the oldest house in Arlington, the Ball-Sellers House, a farm home from the 1740s with a wonderful garden. Visitors to the Ball-Sellers home can create an herbal craft project and enjoy a tasty colonial treat.

Gardeners know that fall is a great time to plant, and can purchase locally native plants from Hill House Nursery, and pumpkins, potpourri and blooming plants and herbs from Country Gardens. Local vendors will also be on hand offering bee houses, honey, compost tea, handcrafted jewelry and T-shirts with artwork featuring butterflies and their host plants. The sale raises funds to keep the demonstration garden operating, and is free to the public. More information is available by emailing, calling 703-244-7309 or at

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