The Common Wealth Award was established in May 1979 to provide annual grants to the community projects of the Garden Club of Virginia's member clubs. The projects must be in the areas of conservation, beautification, horticulture, preservation or education. The two-word name Common Wealth was chosen to describe the "wealth" that is "common" to all Virginians.  Proposals are submitted to the GCV Common Wealth Award Committee and finalists are selected and announced at the Annual Meeting. Presidents of member clubs or their alternates select the winning project at the Board of Governors' Meeting. Projects other than the first place winner may be resubmitted. For additional information please contact the Common Wealth Award Chairman. View Harborfront Garden Club's Jill's Memorial Garden Report (video) as presented at the GCV Board of Governors 2022.
(Nomination deadline March 1) Click here for nomination form.

Click here to view a complete list of Common Wealth Award winners.

History of Common Wealth Winners


Cape Charles Central Park - The Garden Club of the Eastern Shore


Virginia Native Plant Garden - The Garden Club of Norfolk

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