Happy New Year!

The members of the Garden Club of Virginia have been talking about and thinking ahead to 2020 for many years, so we are excited it finally has arrived. We are now in countdown mode to our 100th birthday celebration on May 13 in Richmond. This celebration will include the grand opening of an exhibition at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. The Restoration Committee has reached out to our properties, and we are delighted that many items from our years of restoring historic gardens will be included in the exhibition. Our GCV photography committee also is sponsoring a photography show which will open the evening of May 12 at our own headquarters, the Kent-Valentine House. Members have entered photographs taken at each of our restoration projects around Virginia, so that photos of our project at each of your properties will be on display for a number of months. 

The Restoration Committee, as well as our GCV membership, appreciate all that you do in maintaining our restoration projects. We are delighted that our birthday is giving us additional opportunities to make others aware of what we have done and hope that will encourage them to come see these projects for themselves. 

We look forward to another wonderful year working with each of you. 

With thanks,