2021 Fellowship Program cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Program will resume next year.

Applications due by 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 20, 2021. All supporting documents for the application, including letters of reference, transcript and portfolio must be received by the deadline. Final selections are made and the Fellows are notified by April 1.

Complete the application online

Please call Rieley & Associates at 434-296-9715 or email if you experience any trouble with submitting the online application or uploading documents.

Who Should Apply?

Qualified graduate students enrolled in an accredited landscape architecture or equivalent program such as landscape or architectural history, archaeology, historic preservation, anthropology or horticulture.

Selection Process

The Research Fellowship Committee consisting of members of the Garden Club of Virginia, professional landscape architects, practitioners in the field of horticulture and historic preservation, and educators, selects the sites and reviews the applications.

Betsy Worthington
The Lynchburg Garden Club
Chairman of the GCV Restoration Committee
Lynchburg, VA

Anne Baldwin
The Garden Club of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA

Jody Branch
The Boxwood Garden Club
Fellowship Committee Chairman
Richmond, VA

Missy Buckingham
The Boxwood Garden Club
Garden Club of Virginia President
Richmond, VA

Candy Crosby
Albemarle Garden Club
Charlottesville, VA

Staci Catron
Director, Cherokee Garden Library
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, GA

Gordon W. Chappell
Landscape Architect
Williamsburg, VA

Jack Gary
Colonial Williamsburg Director of Archaeology
Williamsburg, VA

Peter J. Hatch
Gardener, Historian
Charlottesville, VA

Connie Liou
Rieley and Associates
Charlottesville, VA

Calder Loth
Senior Architectural Historian
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Richmond, VA

Nicholas M. Luccketti
Principal Investigator & Archeologist
James River Institute for Archaeology, Inc.
Williamsburg, VA

Martha Perkins
The Elizabeth River Garden Club
Portsmouth, VA

Judy Perry
The Elizabeth River Garden Club
Portsmouth, VA

William D. Rieley
Landscape Architect for the Garden Club of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Sue Thompson
The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton
Richmond, VA