Upcoming Local Events

Five Hills Garden Club Flower Show - Tuesday, May 1, 2-5pm 

The Merry Month of May

We are excited to host a home show.  Please contact fivehillsgardenclub@gmail.com for details.

Vienna Farmers Market

May 5-November 3, 8am-12noon

The  Vienna Farmers Market, hosted by the Optimist Club of Greater Vienna is located in Vienna Community Center  parking lot.

Washington in Spring:  Exploring Nature In the Footsteps of Rachel Carson 

A Talk by Robert K. Musil, PhD, MPH         

 Tuesday, May 8, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Green Spring Gardens 4603 Green Spring Road Alexandria, VA 22312           

VNPS programs are free and open to the public 

Dr. Robert K. Musil discusses his book Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment and his explorations of nature throughout the nation’s capital, which resulted in his latest book, Washington in Spring: A Nature Journal for a Changing Climate.   Musil  followed in the footsteps of nature writers and explorers from Captain  John Smith through John Burroughs, Elliott Coues, Louis Halle and Rachel  Carson -- carefully noting the gradual shift in phenology and species with  the progression of global warming in greater Washington. Musil will  also sign copies of his books available for sale immediately after his  talk.   Dr.  Musil is President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, Inc. and  former Executive Director and CEO, Physicians for Social Responsibility,  1985 Nobel Peace Prize organization.

Del Ray House and Garden Tour
May 12
This is an on-year for the Del Ray community. Every other year  homes are opened up to the community for tour-goers to peek in and  explore the home and gardens kept by residents of this tight-knit  community. Proceeds from the tour go to funding an annual $1,000  donation to The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria; any funds collected over  that amount will go toward beautification of the neighborhood parks.

Hillwood Museum 

Spring Garden Tours
Through Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Join a knowledgeable tour guide to learn about the history, design, plants and flowers of the thirteen acres of formal gardens.

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Gardener's Focus: Woodland Path
Tuesday, May 1 and 8, 2018, 2:45-3:15 p.m.
Thursday, May 3 and 10, 2018, 2:45-3:15 p.m.
Saturday, May 5 and 12, 2018, 2:45-3:15 p.m.

Join a knowledgeable tour guide to learn about the woodland path.

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