Category Archives: Simpson Gardens

July 2019 Public Education Events

July 2019 Public Education Classes include: Herbs for Flavor, Fragrance, Health and Butterflies, Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control; Composting Basics, and Succulents for Small Spaces.

Check out our new Twilight Landscape Gardening series at the Fairlington Community Center!
• Native Plants of the Fairlington Community Center
• Easy Low-Cost Landscape Maintenance Techniques
• Small Space Vegetable Gardening

Don’t miss these great special events: Ask a Master Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden and the Simpson Garden Stroll. Continue reading

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June 2019 Public Education Events

June 2019 Public Education Classes include: Gardening for Pollinators – A Redesign of the Glencarlyn Pollinator Bed; Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control; Welcoming Beautiful Butterflies, Moths and Other Critters; Ways to Get Rid of Weeds; and Succulents for Small Spaces.

Don’t miss these great special events: Sunny and Quarry Shade Gardens Open House; Ask a Master Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden; and the Simpson Garden Stroll.

And remember – plan NOW for Arlington County Fair Competitive Exhibits in August 2019! Continue reading

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May 2019 Public Education Events

May 2019 Public Education Classes are open to all, but space may be limited so be sure to register online. This month’s classes include:
*Container Gardening for Food, Fun and Beauty,
*Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control and
*Tips for Selecting Native Plants for Your Home Garden.

Don’t miss these great special events!
*Organic Vegetable Garden Open House,
*Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Spring Celebration and Plant Sale,
*Ask a Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden,
*Simpson Garden Stroll,
*Green Spring Garden Day and Big Plant Sale,
*Information Night for Fall 2019 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program,
*Simpson Garden Family Night, and
*Open House for Sunny and Shade Demonstration Gardens.
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Stop by the Simpson Gardens 25th Anniversary Open House and see . . .

This video, filmed at Alexandria’s Simpson Gardens in early October by certified Master Gardener Mary Free, shows monarch butterflies foraging on asters, including native Symphyotrichum novae-angliae. You can view asters along with many other colorful, pollinator attracting flowers during the 25th Anniversary Open House at Simpson Park Gardens Sunday, September 30th. Continue reading

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Simpson Park Gardens 25th Anniversary Open House Reminder

Come Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Simpson Park Gardens on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 1:00–3:00 p.m. Continue reading

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Simpson Park Gardens 25th Anniversary Open House

Come Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Simpson Park Gardens on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 1:00–3:00 p.m. Continue reading

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