James River Nurseries would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Virginia Garden Club! Why? Because this year they're celebrating 100 years! 100 years of preserving Virginia's natural resources & historic landscapes, as well as informing, educating, and challenging others to become engaged in those issues.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many of the events planned for their centennial celebration have been cancelled or postponed, but their achievement of this milestone is no less significant and we would like to celebrate them by sharing a bit of their story (in their own words):
"In 1920, as women were fighting for the right to vote and our road systems were first being created, Laura Wheelwright of the James River Garden Club gathered friends who belonged to eight garden clubs across the commonwealth to found Garden Club of Virginia. Their vision was to form an alliance among garden clubs to elevate their voice in the commonweath for important environmental issues.
Over the years, while leadership of the organization has changed, the women of GCV have remained steadfast in their mission to protect Virginia.
GCV exists today as a historic partnership of 47 garden clubs from across the commonwealth. Its members form an active association of 3,300 community and civic leaders seeking to advocate for and preserve the beauty of Virginia for its citizens and visitors. For nearly 100 years, GCV has been synonymous with garden restoration and conservation of natural resources in Virginia."
At James River Nurseries, we believe the Garden Cub of Virginia provides a valuable service and helps strenghten our community. We wish them the very best on the next 100 years!