Ice covered sedum in the Simpson Park Demonstration Garden tufa bed. Photo © Mary Free
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Open House at Sunny and Quarry Shade Demonstration Gardens

June 12, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm EDT

The Sunny Garden in May featuring American wisteria abloom on the arbor.
Violet-blue racemes of native Wisteria frutescens covering the arbor greet visitors mid-May 2021. Photo © Mary Free
Shade Garden foliage in June 2016
Shade Garden foliage in June 2016. Photo © Karen Smith

Please join Extension Master Gardeners for a joint open house in the Sunny Garden at the Rose Garden parking lot, and at the Quarry Shade Garden a short walk up the trail in Bon Air Park. There will be garden tours, advice from Master Gardeners for the best plants for your home landscape, and a plant raffle.


  • 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Join in children’s hands-on activities on the colors and shapes preferred by pollinators and seed planting. 
  • 2:30 p.m. – Amateur historian, Luke Burke, will present a talk in the Quarry Shade Garden about the sights and sounds a visitor to Bon Air Park would have witnessed in 1861 during the early stages of the Civil War. 

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Arlington County Cooperative Extension five days prior to the event at 703-228-6400 or *TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours (8:00 am–5:00 pm) to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.

850 N Lexington St.
Arlington, Virginia 22205
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