Founded in 1911, The Warrenton Garden Club (WGC) is a volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. In 1913, The WGC became a founding member of The Garden Club of America (GCA), and in 1920, a founding member of The Garden Club of Virginia (GCV).
The purpose of The WGC is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, horticulture, and conservation through education and participation in civic projects; to share the advantages of association by means of open public meetings, conferences, correspondence, and publications; to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment and public spaces through programs and action in the fields of conservation, civic improvement, and education; to promote gardening among amateurs; to protect our native trees, wildflowers, and birds; to encourage conservation of our natural resources; to promote civic planting in public spaces; to encourage roadside beautification; to aid in the restoration and preservation of historic gardens in Virginia.
The WGC annually hosts an educational Conservation Forum in the fall and biannually hosts tours of Fauquier County homes and gardens during Historic Garden Week in Virginia in the spring. Tour proceeds primarily fund the restoration of Virginia's historic gardens and provide graduate level research fellowships. In celebration of The GCV 2020 centennial, funds have also been pledged to support Virginia State Parks.
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To learn more about the history of The WGC and The GCV, click the titles below to retrieve a pdf copy of these out-of-print books.
Follow the Green Arrow Volume I A History of the Garden Club of Virginia 1920 - 1970
Follow the Green Arrow Volume II A History of the Garden Club of Virginia 1970 - 1995