The Ayr Hill Garden Club will meet on Monday, Feb. 22, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road in Vienna. Complimentary refreshments will be provided at 12:45 p.m. followed by the 1 p.m. program. Guests are encouraged to attend.
The topic is Designing for Flower Shows, with guest speaker Babs McClendon, National Garden Club Flower Show Judge, Floral Designer, Gardener, NGC Landscape Design Consultant and Judge. McClendon will speak on and demonstrate the three design styles for the AHGC April Small Standard Flower Show. Her presentation will emphasize the need for flower show entrants to understand that their designs will be judged by how well the principles and elements of design are followed.
Established in 1929, the AHGC maintains six gardens of various sizes in the Town of Vienna and has contributed to projects throughout Fairfax County over its 86 year history. The six gardens are:
W&OD Trail, Maple Ave opposite Town Green
Children's Garden by the Town Caboose
Patrick Henry Library
The Historic Herb Garden at the Little Library by Town Green
Salsbury Spring, off Lawyers Road
Emmanuel Lutheran Church Butterfly Garden
In addition, the AHGC members decorate the Freeman Store for the December Holidays and the Vienna Caboose. They provide hospice trays and May Day baskets for homebound and institutional "friends." They hold flower shows every other year.
Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of every month, except December and May, when they hold special events for members only. Guests are welcome to many of their meetings. The Club is a Charter Member of the National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc since 1950 and is represented in District III. For more information about the Ayr Hill Garden Club visit https://ayrhillgardenclub.shutterfly.com/.