The Garden Club of Virginia
The Garden Club of Virginia is an association of 47 clubs whose members are made up of more than 3,300 civic leaders throughout the state. These members are dedicated to promoting gardening among amateurs; protecting native trees, wild flowers and birds; encouraging conservation of natural resources; promoting civic planting; encouraging roadside beautification, and aiding in the restoration and preservation of historic gardens in Virginia.
Most notably, the Garden Club of Virginia is recognized for its Historic Garden Week, a nine-day statewide open house of private and public gardens. Income from the tour is used to fund restoration projects of historic gardens and landscapes which are open to the public throughout Virginia. Over fourteen million dollars has been raised since its inception in 1929, enabling more than forty historic sites to have been restored.