With the generous gift of time, Parks and Recreation staff assisted with clearing the jungle of tangled vines and alien plants along the W&OD Bike Trail at the intersection of Church Street. Ayr Hill Garden Club, since 1929, has always relished cultivating Town of Vienna areas begging for attention. To honor the Club’s 90 years of dedication to enhancing the Town’s green areas, the Anniversary Beautification Project launched this past spring. National Capital Area Garden Clubs Landscape Design Council awarded the Club a $1,000 grant to defray costs for this sizable project.
New plantings will include low maintenance, labeled native plants that will prevent erosion along the Piney Branch Tributary.
Ayr Hill members anticipate educating the public about native plantings and their attraction to native insects, butterflies, and birds. Children’s workshops will be organized and announced as well. Ayr Hill Garden Club is most grateful for the support received from HVI Board members, members, and staff and look forward to the day Freeman Store visitors can exit the side door, cross the bridge, and admire the joys of nature.
Mr. Abram Lydecker will smile!
Other Ayr Hill Garden Club beds include the herb, Native American, and vegetable gardens on the Freeman Store grounds.