Former Presidents

Former Presidents

Here, we recognize our former presidents, who gave their time and talents to promote the conservation of Virginia’s native beauty and preservation of its culturally significant landscapes.

1920-1922
Juanita Patterson
The James River Garden Club

1922-1924
Laura Wheelwright
The James River Garden Club

1924-1926
Violet Niles Walker
Dolley Madison Garden Club

1926-1928
Susanne Massie
Albemarle Garden Club

1928-1930
Emily McKeldon Smith
The Augusta Garden Club

1930-1932
Isabella deLacy Gray
Dolley Madison Garden Club

1932-1934
Blanche Davis
Roanoke Valley Garden Club

1934-1936
Lizzie Perkins
Albemarle Garden Club

1936-1938
Edith Sands
Fauquier and Loudon Garden Club

1938-1940
Laura Wheelwright
The James River Garden Club

1940-1942
Mildred Hayes
The James River Garden Club

1942-1944
Ann Glass
The Lynchburg Garden Club

1944-1946
Louise Dibrell
The Garden Club of Danville

1946-1948
Jean Andrews
The Garden Club of Norfolk

1948-1950
Louise Gilliam
The Blue Ridge Garden Club

1950-1952
Sarah Butler
Roanoke Valley Garden Club

1952-1954
Virginia Collins
The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton

1954-1956
Lelia Thorne
The Garden Club of Williamsburg

1956-1958
Mary Godwin
The Nansemond River Garden Club

1958-1960
Mary Smith
Albemarle Garden Club

1960-1962
Elizabeth Wright
Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club

1962-1964
Christine Hale Martin
The Garden Club of Gloucester

1964-1966
Dorothy Williams
Dolley Madison Garden Club

1966-1968
Mary Wise Parrott
Mill Mountain Garden Club

1968-1970
Dorothy Kellam
The Garden Club of the Eastern Shore

1970-1972
Mary Frances Flowers
The Boxwood Garden Club

1972-1974
Lee Cochran
The Augusta Garden Club

1974-1976
Betsy Varner
Roanoke Valley Garden Club

1976-1978
Hunter Savage
The Garden Club of Norfolk

1978-1980
Jane Murrell
The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton

1980-1982
Jean Printz
Rivanna Garden Club

1982-1984
Dot Montgomery
The Martinsville Garden Club

1984-1986
Katty Mears
The Garden Club of the Eastern Shore

1986-1988
Ellen Godwin
The Nansemond River Garden Club

1988-1990
Nancy Talley
Winchester-Clarke Garden Club

1990-1992
Virginia Guild
The Hunting Creek Garden Club

1992-1994
Helen Murphy
The Garden Club of the Northern Neck

1994-1996
Pat Leggett
The Lynchburg Garden Club

1996-1998
Betty Schutte
Winchester-Clarke Garden Club

1998-2000
Bessie Carter
The James River Garden Club

2000-2002
Mina Wood
The Lynchburg Garden Club

2002-2004
Mary Hart Darden
The Nansemond River Garden Club

2004-2006
Deedy Bumgardner
The Augusta Garden Club

2006-2008
Sally Guy Brown
The Garden Club of Alexandria

2008-2010
Cabell West
The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton

2010-2012
Kim Nash
The Warrenton Garden Club

2012-2014
Ann Gordon Evans
The Huntington Garden Club

2014-2016
Jeanette Cadwallender
The Rappahannock Valley Garden Club

2016-2018
Nina Mustard
The Williamsburg Garden Club

2018-2020
Jean Gilpin
Winchester-Clarke Garden Club

2020-2022
Missy Buckingham
The Boxwood Garden Club