Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

Ayr Hill Garden Club to Host Annual Plant Sale

The Ayr Hill Garden Club (AHGC) will host their annual plant sale on Saturday May 7, 8 a.m.–noon. Hundreds of plants, proven to grow well in Vienna will be on sale at Vienna Town Green, 131 Church St, NE, Vienna. The garden club members have themselves provided plants from their own local gardens. The May 7 event will be held rain or shine. There will also be a Garden Flea Market along with the plants for sale.

Proceeds from the sale help Ayr Hill Garden Club to maintain six gardens in Vienna: W&ODTrail, 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; and Emmanuel Lutheran Church Butterfly Garden.

Established in 1929, the Ayr Hill Garden Club's (AHGC) motto is civic gardening. 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. For more information about the Ayr Hill Garden Club visit https://ayrhillgardenclub.shutterfly.com/

Holy Comforter a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Just in time for Earth Day, Church of the Holy Comforter’s Stewardship of Creation Committee (SOCC) has announced that the National Wildlife Federation (NWF)—America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization—has recognized that Holy Comforter has created a Certified Wildlife Habitat on its grounds. NWF recognizes that the church grounds improve habitat for birds, butterflies, bees, frogs and other wildlife by providing essential elements needed by all wildlife—water, natural food source, and cover.

Holy Comforter is pleased to be part of an ongoing effort to increase wildlife habitat in homes, businesses, and institutions throughout the town of Vienna. The National Wildlife Federation's website has a variety of information on how to improve the chances for birds, bees, and butterflies by creating wildlife habitat in our yards. It's surprisingly easy!

Church of the Holy Comforter is located at 543 Beulah Road NE, Vienna, 703-938-6521.