The beginning of Historic Garden Week dates to 1927, when a flower show organized by the Garden Club of Virginia raised an impressive $7,000 to save trees planted by Thomas Jefferson on the lawn at Monticello.
The Garden Club of Virginia operates as a non-profit organization comprised of 47 member clubs and 3,400 volunteers. Proceeds from Historic Garden Week fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia's historic public gardens, provide graduate level research fellowships and a Garden Club of Virginia Centennial project with Virginia State Parks.
Since the first statewide tour, over $17 million has been contributed to these worthwhile causes.
Historic Garden Week is held annually:
April 21-28, 2018
April 27-May 4, 2019