The GCV 2014 Research Fellowships

The Rudy J. Favretti Fellowship, CARTER HALL, Millwood, VA

The Rudy J. Favretti Fellowship
Belvoir Farms Estate
The Plains, VA    Learn more

The William D. Rieley Fellowship, REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD, Critz, VA

The William D. Rieley Fellowship
GW Masonic National Memorial
Alexandria, VA    Learn more

In a continuing effort to build a comprehensive record of historic gardens in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Garden Club of Virginia (GCV) offers fellowship programs for graduate students working towards a MLA or equivalent program. Fellows, under the supervision of professional landscape architect, William D. Rieley of Rieley and Associates in Charlottesville, Virginia, will create a final report with measured drawings and a written history of their assigned property. GCV fellows receive a $6,000 stipend for the three-month program as well as compensation for project related living and travel expenses.


Welcome 2014 Research Fellows

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The GCV Fellowships Have a Three-Fold Purpose:

1. To document, through measured drawings and a written report, historic gardens and landscapes within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

2. To add these drawings and reports to a comprehensive record of Virginia's important historic gardens and landscapes, along with documentation already preserved by the Garden Club of Virginia of its many public garden restorations.

3. To offer qualified students the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience, under the direction of a professional landscape architect, in the important field of historic landscape preservation.