Fellows will spend a period of three months living in Virginia, visiting, researching and documenting the selected historic sites.
Fellows will perform required work under the supervision of the landscape architect for the Garden Club of Virginia, William D. Rieley, of Rieley & Associates, Charlottesville, Virginia. The Fellows will meet with him at agreed-upon intervals to discuss the progress of the Fellowships.
In addition to present-day photos of the site, Fellows will submit a record of all research material consulted in their efforts to uncover their sites’ landscape history.
Mid-way through the Fellowship, Fellows will present their initial findings to the GCV Restoration Committee.
Using a topographical survey as a base, Fellows will produce measured drawings of the current condition of the site.
Each Fellow’s final report, including measured drawings and written history, is archived into the ongoing collections of the Garden Club of Virginia, and online here via www.scribd.com. All reports remain copyrighted to the Garden Club of Virginia.
The GCV encourages Fellows to visit other significant gardens and landscapes within the Commonwealth of Virginia. The GCV will assist in arranging such visits during the Fellowship.