The Garden Club has undertaken a number of community projects throughout the years, including those outlined below:
Great Falls Library Garden: Located at 9830 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls, VA, the garden was designed, installed and is now maintained by Club members. In addition to beautifying the library, the garden demonstrates the use of native and deer-resistant plants. Several years ago, we added a beautiful dry-stacked stone retaining wall along the outer edge of the garden to enhance the gently-sloping hill. Weekly maintenance is done by Club members throughout the growing season.
Great Falls Library Meadow: Planted in 2011, the meadow fills a 10,000 SF storm water retention pond in front of the library. Not only is it a beautiful addition to our town’s main street, the meadow provides food and shelter for a host of birds, bees, butterflies and even deer; it hides the unsightly concrete culverts and drain pipes; slows and filters the storm water draining through it; and serves as a Monarch Butterfly Way Station. Please read more about it on the Meadow Blog.
Meadowlark Botanic Gardens: We raised funds to help establish a new native plants garden.
Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, 3302 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA – Club members design and donate floral centerpieces for the Institute’s Spring social event.
Fairfax County Health Department, Lewinsville ADHC, 1609 Great Falls Street, McLean, VA – Club members design, prepare and donate holiday arrangements using seasonal materials from our gardens, for the enjoyment of the public, particularly senior citizens.