The Charlottesville

Garden Club


A Member Club of 

The Garden Club of Virginia


The Charlottesville Garden Club was organized March 17, 1949, by founding members Martha Rankin, Mary Kidder, and Lake Smith, who at that time were primarily interested in gardening. 


Conservation of our natural resources Restoration of historic gardens and landscapes Education of our members and the general public


Restore historic gardens and landscapes Conserve Virginia’s natural resources Inspire a love of gardening Provide education for our members and the general public





The purpose of the camp is to teach young people how to be observant, inquisitive, sensitive, and resourceful. Discovery is the key to a fun learning experience, and each day we explore a different habitat - pond, creek, meadow or forest - to see what each area has to offer. Natural History is studied through observation, tracking, field experiments, and games. Campers are encouraged to record their experiences through drawings and other artistic expressions in their journals.


The Daughter's of Zion Cemetery (DOZ) was founded by a charitable society for African American women of the same name in 1873. The cemetery is also referred to as the "Society Cemetery" or the "Church Hill Cemetery." The earliest gravestone that we can read today is five-year-old Annie Buckner, who died in April 1873.


Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry exists to provide food assistance to families and individuals in need in Charlottesville and surrounding communities. One in six people in Charlottesville struggle with hunger. This struggle can have many effects – family members may skip meals or they may have to choose between food and other important expenses such as housing, utilities or medical bills

Historic Garden Week 2021

The Path Forward

The Path Forward

Please join us April 17-24, 2021 for tours throughout Virginia

For one week this April, visitors will tour inspired private landscapes, public gardens and historic sites across Virginia, enjoying our beautiful state at the peak of spring. In addition, over 1,000 world-class floral arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members will enhance tour properties. This beloved statewide event will include 30 unique tours organized and hosted by 48 member clubs located from the foothills of the Shenandoah Valley all the way to the beaches of Tidewater.

Albemarle - Charlottesville

Saturday, April 18, 2021

The Albemarle-Charlottesville tour is Sunday, April 18, 2021 “Beyond Azaleas, A Charlottesville City Garden Tour”  Tickets now on sale!

Tickets are available online only.  All tickets are for specific tour times and are limited. 

Click below for tour details and ticket link. 



The Art of Conditioning Flowers


What To Do When


Both Publications May Be Purchased 



100 West Main Street

Charlottesville, Virginia 22902


The Charlottesville Garden Club

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