Southgate Road one-way traffic

Due to construction, Southgate Road will be one-way, controlled by flaggers. This is estimated to take place through October 28, Mon-Fri. 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. & Sat. 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Published on: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Army 10-Miler Access

On Oct. 9, roads around ANC, including Route 110, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. in support of the Army 10-Miler. 123 Service Gate will be accessible for family pass holders from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Published on: Friday, September 30, 2022 read more ...

Winter Highlight: Witch Hazel

3/1/2019

You may be familiar with witch hazel as an astringent, bug repellent or disinfectant for wounds. However, witch hazel is actually a shrub. There’s a North American witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), a Japanese witchhazel (Hamamelis japonica) and a Chinese witch hazel (Hamamelis mollis).

At Arlington National Cemetery, you can find a lovely hybrid of the Japanese and Chinese witch hazel, called "Jelena." On a clear day, its magnificent coppery, spidery petals can be seen from a distance. Up close, you’ll see that the flowers are really a mixture of red, orange and yellow, and they are fragrant.

All witch hazels are easy to grow. The native witch hazel is happier with some afternoon shade, while the Asian witch hazel’s fall colors will be more brilliant if given full sun.