The Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) has a long-standing and established commitment to the beautification of the City of Falls Church with trees, public gardens, and other amenities. One expression of that commitment has been the funding and development of commemorative gardens and trees.
Commemorative Tree Program
The Society plants trees honoring deceased members and special events. Anyone may donate a tree to be planted in the City to commemorate a birth, death, or special event. Commemorative trees are planted on Arbor Day each year.
Elizabeth Graham Garden
A past leader of the Society is honored each year by expanding the Society-funded entrance garden at Mount Daniel School.
Location: 2328 N. Oak St
Joseph Morsch Garden
A bequest from the estate of Society Member Joseph Morsch enables the Society to establish a garden along the W&OD Bike Trail. Garden dedicated in 1999 before the Falls Church Tricentennial Celebration.
Built by: Boy Scouts
Location: On W&OD Trail at N. Oak St crossing.
Sue Olom Garden
Sue Olom was an activist and volunteer in the city for over 40 years. The garden is an attractive low maintenance and low height garden that welcomes everyone in this high volume entrance point to the City.
Location: Island in Route 7 across from Koon’s Ford.
Arbor Day Commons Garden and Memorial
This garden and memorial is in design.
Location: Frady Park, 311 Broad St.
Little Falls Commons Garden
Location: Little Falls St. and W&OD Bike Trail, corner of Masonic Temple
VPIS Presidents of the Society Garden
A garden honoring Presidents of the Society is located by the bike bridge on West Broad Street.
Location: W&OD Bike Trail bridge on West Broad St.