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The Garden Club of Virginia exists to celebrate the beauty of the land, to conserve the gifts of nature, and to challenge future generations to build on this heritage.


  • 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 members and the general public


Past Presidents of the Garden Club of Virginia from Tuckahoe Garden Club

  • 2008-2010 Mrs. John Thomas West, IV (Cabell) 

  • 1978-1980 Mrs. Thomas W. Murrell. Jr.*

  • 1952-1954 Mrs. Arthur B. Collins*


Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a volunteer non-profit 501 (c)3 comprised of 201 clubs and over 18,000 members.  The headquarters for the organization is in New York 14 East 60th Street, New York, New York 10022. 

The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton joined The Garden Club of America in 1952. There are 12 Zones within our organization. Zone VII is our zone , which includes the states of Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. The benefits for our club to belong to the GCA are numerous including club support for Presidents and new members, and for our committee heads for Horticulture, Conservation, Flower Shows and more. There are numerous opportunities to attend GCA functions such as the following:  Annual Meeting, Zone Meetings, the Shirley Meneice Horticulture Conference, National Affairs and Legislation Conference, and a Conservation Study Conference. Other benefits for our membership are the six publications we receive on various topics such as conservation or photography.


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