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POSTPONED - Sat. June 24 - Detailed Tour of Regional Natives

posted Jun 2, 2017, 1:48 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Jun 23, 2017, 10:23 AM ]
NOTICE: Out of an abundance of caution the Bowie - Crofton Garden Club has decided to postpone the Tour of Wild Plant Nursery in Springfield, VA due to the heavy rain forecast for Sat. June 24, 2017. We hope to reschedule for a fall tour. More details will be provided at that time. 

The Garden Club is coordinating with members of the Green Team to see a great follow-up for folks who want to implement what Doug Tallamy talked about.  This is a great charity effort to restore the true natives of this region for both private individuals and units of government.  The potential to use these materials on Bowie projects including our schools is very high.  In addition their seed source selection is the best method to restore true natives to a local ecotype and is a wonderful opportunity to advance the type of native plantings done in Bowie.
Carpooling is encouraged from the Kenhill Center. Please arrange to meet at 7:30 am and leave by 8:00 am to arrive at Wild Plant Nursery in time for the tour. See attached flyer for additional information.

Wild Plant Nursery, Franconia Park, Cloud Drive, Springfield, VA
From Kenhill Center to Wild Plant Nursery via I-495 S.
39 min (36 mi)
39 min in current traffic
1. Head southwest toward Kenhill Dr
2. Turn right onto Kenhill Dr
3. Use the middle lane to turn left onto Collington Rd
4. Use the right lane to take the US-50 W ramp to Washington
5. Merge onto US-50 W
6. Take exit 7A for I-95 S/I-495 S toward Richmond
7. Keep left at the fork to stay on I-495 S/I-95 S
8. Keep right at the fork to continue on I-495 W, follow signs for Interstate 495 N/Tysons Corner
9. Take exit 169A-169B for VA-644 E
10. Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 169A, follow signs for VA-644 E/Franconia Rd/Franconia
11. Merge onto VA-644 E/Franconia Rd
12. Turn left onto Thomas Dr
13. Turn right onto Meriwether Ln
14. Turn left onto Cloud Dr
15. Arrive at location: Wild Plant Nursery
For the best route in current traffic visit s
Bowie-Crofton Gardener,
Jun 2, 2017, 1:48 PM