Conservation

Conserving the gifts of nature

Garden Club of Virginia members support the protection of public and private lands to preserve the scenic beauty of Virginia. Our efforts and investment have made a significant impact to our shared historic landscapes.

Advocacy

Mining. State park funding. Climate change. Plants, trees, and water. Year-round and especially during the Virginia General Assembly, the GCV’s 3,400+ members raise their collective voices to conserve Virginia’s natural resources.

fellowship programs

Funding research to positively impact our knowledge and our lands

Students studying conservation, environmental affairs, and landscape architecture may benefit from our research fellowships, designed to build experience through hands-on guidance from professionals in a chosen field of study.

Annual Conservation Forum

Each fall, we host a Conservation Forum, open to the public, to dive deep on a particular topic of importance to environmental conservation.

Awards

Every year, we recognize member clubs and individuals for their hard work and dedication to the mission to conserve, restore, educate, and lead. For details on each award, along with submission deadlines, click the award name.

Provides an annual grant to a GCV member club to support their community-based projects in the interests of conservation, beautification, horticulture, preservation, and education. The two-word name was chosen to describe the “wealth” that is “common” to all Virginians.