Sunny Garden at Bon Air Park

Created in 1990, the Sunny Garden displays a great number of perennials, most for sunny locations and, under the canopy of the white oak, shade-tolerant plants and late winter to early spring bloomers. The Garden offers four season interest with its variety of flowering plants and grasses. Over the years, it has developed and expanded to meet changing conditions and its beds now incorporate more native plants.

To learn more about the creation and evolution of the Garden and to see pictures of Master Gardeners at work on some of the multi-year (2013–2017) renovation projects, read Sunny Demonstration Garden at Bon Air Park, Sunny Garden Renovations 2014, New Focal Point for the Sunny Garden, and  Sunny Garden Leaves No Stones Unturned.

Located at Bon Air Park, Wilson Blvd. at North Lexington Street between Ballston and Seven Corners, the Garden is at the far end of the parking lot. A plant list and garden map are available for visitors. To download a plant list for the Sunny Garden, please click the following link:  Sunny Garden Plant List


Garden Guide and Map

Sunny Garden throughout the Seasons

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*The “hellstrip” mentioned in the Bed 7 pictures above is the narrow area adjacent to or sandwiched between pavement where growing plants is a challenge because of intense heat, watering difficulty, road salt, and/or pets.