|William D. Rieley|
|Rudy J. Favretti|
In a continuing effort to build a comprehensive record of historic gardens in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Garden Club of Virginia (GCV) offers two research Fellowships for graduate students currently working towards an MLA or equivalent degree. Fellows work with professional landscape architect William D. Rieley of Rieley and Associates in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The William D. Rieley Fellowship is named in his honor and supports the research and documentation of historic landscapes that are not privately held. William D. Rieley of Rieley & Associates has served as the Garden Club of Virginia's landscape architect since 1998.
The Rudy J. Favretti Fellowship promotes the research and documentation of historic Virginia gardens held in private hands. The Favretti Fellowship was named in honor of the Garden Club of Virginia's former landscape architect, Rudy J. Favretti, FASLA, in appreciation for his distinguished contributions to historic landscape scholarship, restoration, and education.
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.
Margaret Page Bemiss
Sally Guy Brown
President of the Garden Club of Virginia
Director, Cherokee Garden Library
Atlanta History Center
Gordon W. Chappell
Peter J. Hatch
Mary Ann Johnson
Chairman of Research Fellowship Committee
Rocky Mount, VA
2009 William D. Rieley Fellow
Senior Architectural Historian
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Chairman of GCV Restoration Committee
William D. Rieley
Landscape Architect for the Garden Club of Virginia
Mary Lou Seilheimer
Visit www.gcvfellowship.org to learn more about the research fellowships and to browse the comprehensive GCV library of research fellowship final reports and site plans.