About the Garden Club of Virginia

Over a century of beautifying Virginia and preserving our landscapes

Since 1920, Garden Club members across Virginia have been bound by a love of conserving our lands, preserving our historic landscapes, promoting the love of gardening and artistic design, and teaching and inspiring others to experience the joy of gardening.

Mission & History

A history with deep roots

Dive into our past, look to our future, and see how more than 3,400 members statewide are conserving and restoring Virginia’s landscapes.

Kent-Valentine House

In downtown Richmond is the heart of the Garden Club of Virginia: the Kent-Valentine House, our headquarters since 1971.

“What we do here today is only the bud of the rose.”

Ellen Godwin
Former President, Garden Club of Virginia


Documenting GCV’s past, present, and future

From our quarterly and iconic Journal to the award-winning Historic Garden Week Guidebook, keep up with all of our statewide news and happenings.

Support our writers, designers, and printing costs. The Garden Club of Virginia’s publications are made possible by our advertisers, who get their name in front of thousands of landscape, conservation, and environmental advocates..

Submit a gardening, landscaping, or conservation story or images. Issues are also filled with story submissions from members and our partners. If you would like to contribute, consider a submission.

Who we are

Get to know us

Garden Club of Virginia members are found across the Commonwealth, where we conserve the gifts of nature, restore and preserve landscapes, cultivate the knowledge and love of gardening, and lead future generations to build on this heritage.

Get Involved

Support our efforts

Your gifts to the Garden Club of Virginia support the conservation of Virginia’s natural resources and the continued restoration of our shared public landscapes and gardens.