... to inspire a love of gardening
The Garden Club of Virginia and its member clubs have always focused on horticulture. Whether growing for food, recreation or healing; taking responsibility for a sustainable environment; protecting native species and habitats; or creating beauty in one’s surroundings, horticulturists and gardeners have a significant impact on quality of life for every Virginian. The Garden Club of Virginia strives to inspire a love of gardening through lectures, tours, exhibits and flower shows.
The Horticulture Committee of the Garden Club of Virginia recognizes outstanding horticulturists and gardeners annually with the Horticulture Award of Merit.
Take thy plastic spade, it is thy pencil. Take thy seeds, thy plants, they are thy colours. William Mason, The English Garden, 1782
Resources & Links
- Native Alternatives to Invasive Exotics
- The Virginia Living Home and Garden Blog
- Virginia State Arboretum at Blandy
- Exhibiting and Judging Club Horticulture
- Edible Flower Recipes
- Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension
Diagnose diseases, identify pests, plants, trees, vegetables and more.
- Facts About Rain Gardens
- Julia Clevett's Horticulture Workshop Notes
- American Horticultural Society
- Companion Planting Resources
- Gardening While Intoxicated - Elizabeth Licata
One of the 4 garden 'ranters.'
- A Way To Garden - Margaret Roach
A former employee of Martha Stewart, Margaret writes about all aspects of gardening with a wonderful sense of humor.
- Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Fine Gardening
- Garden Rant
Four individual bloggers joined forces to rant together: Amy Stewart (GCV Symposium speaker in Fredericksburg), Susan Harris from Maryland but originally from Richmond, Elizabeth Licata of Buffalo who hosted the last garden writers conference, and Michele Owens of NY. Very edgy blog. Nothing is off limits.
- Lewis Ginter
- The Market at Grelen
- Norfolk Botanical Garden
- Real Dirt - Ken Druse
Author, radio show, podcast and interviews with interesting people.
- A Tidewater Gardener - Les Parks
Les is the manager of Smithfield Gardens. He blogs about gardens, plants and travels. He teaches master gardeners and has a local television spot on gardening tips.
- Transatlantic Gardener - Graham Rice
Author, horticulturist who lives in England and PA.
- USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map