Tag Archives: Bon Air Park

Open House at the Sunny and Quarry Shade Gardens

Looking forward to seeing you at the Sunny and Shade Gardens Open House on October 14 from 1-3 p.m.!
Get ideas for the right plant for that special place in your yard:
Tour the gardens;
Get advice from Master Gardeners;
Programs by the VCE agent and activities for kids;
Take home some free seeds; and
Try your luck in a plant raffle. Continue reading

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Sunny Garden Renovations 2014

Written by Elaine Mills, Certified Master Gardener Photos by Elaine Mills and Liz Pittleman With the support of their team of Master Gardener volunteers and interns, coordinators Kate Donohue and Joe Kelly have undertaken a second year of renovations in … Continue reading

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Happy Pollinator Week! Happy 25th Anniversary!

Celebrate National Pollinator Week and the first day of summer at Bon Air Park. On June 21, 2014, the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (MGNV) in cooperation with the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and Arlington County will celebrate the 25th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Happy 25th Anniversary Quarry/Shade Garden!

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener Twenty-six years ago, Bon Air Park’s Quarry/Shade Garden was neither a quarry nor a garden. The 40‘ x 30’ site, once used as a quarry for inferior- grade building stone, sat idle and … Continue reading

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March was here, but where is Spring?

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener After one of the warmest winters on record, the March Shade Garden (pictured below) in Bon Air Park was awash in color with a parade of blooming bulbs, spring ephemerals, ornamental trees and … Continue reading

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