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Centennial Garden Club was founded in 1976 to promote the beautification of our home grounds, our community and our nation; to preserve our environment, and to develop skills in all phases of flower arranging and gardening.

Meeting Information/Activities: We meet the second Thursday of the month, September through May at 9:30 a.m. in members’ homes.  Most members reside in Prince William County, Virginia.

We have interesting programs at our monthly meeting that range from floral design to native plants to a presentation on our county landfill.  Members enjoy taking fieldtrips and participating in hands on workshops.

Centennial GC has always been active with civic beautification projects.  In 1978 the Teresa H. Golla Memorial Garden for the Visually Handicapped at the Prince William County Central Library was dedicated and in 2007 the Blue Star Memorial and Garden located between the Prince William Parkway and James J. McCoart Administration Building was dedicated.  Both gardens are maintained by members during monthly garden workdays.

Annual activities include spring and fall garden therapy at Birmingham Green, Chalk Day at PWC Central Library, Judging the Youth Flower Shows at the Prince William County Fair, sponsoring two Adult Flower Shows at the Prince William County Fair, and a holiday social in December.  Our annual fundraiser is a plant auction that is held in the spring.

Dues/Membership Requirements – Dues are $20/year.  New members are welcome.  Club membership is limited to 35 active members.

For further information, email contact 2017-2019 Centennial GC Officers:
President: Carol Thompson
Membership Chair: Micheline Chisholm 

Theme: Gardening, Education, Service and Friendship

The Garden Club of Waynewood  was established in May 1961 to foster interest in all phases of gardening and the  beautification of the Waynewood community, and to educate in the areas of horticulture, artistic design and conservation.

Meeting Information/Activities –  GCW meets the third Thursday of the month, September through June, at 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall, Plymouth Haven Baptist Church, 8532 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, Virginia.

Monthly meetings usually have an educational speaker covering elements of design or conservation.  Meetings often have judging of member’s horticulture contributions and floral design arrangements.

An annual community garden tour is held in May.  GCW members hold an annual plant sale at the Waynewood community Fourth of
July festivities.  A holiday party and other social events are held periodically.  Several standard flower shows have been held over the years.  Occasional trips are arranged to gardens, nurseries and flower shows.

Dues/Membership Requirements – Dues are $35 a year.  New members are always welcome. Requirements for membership include only an interest in learning more about gardening, horticulture, floral design and helping the community while expanding friendships.

Newsletter –  A monthly electronic newsletter is distributed Sept. through June to members.

Community Service –  GCW has been involved in a number of gardening educational programs for children. GCW contributes annually to a Waynewood student college scholarship fund for deserving high school graduates.

For further information, contact 2016-2017 GCW Officers –
President –  Dorothy Raduazo , Dorothy’s email
Membership Chair – Nancy Skelly, or visit the club

Trowel Garden Club

Prince William County VA

Theme: Growing Through Giving

Founded in 1953, the Trowel Garden Club is the oldest garden club in Eastern Prince William County. The club strives to improve our knowledge of horticulture, floral design, and environmentally sound gardening and conservation practices. Our Mission is to support our community through service, garden therapy, and landscaping projects.

We meet the second Wednesday of the month, September to June at 11:00 AM in Prince William County VA. Our meetings often include educational lectures, demonstrations and workshops covering creative floral design, conservation measures and sustainable gardening practices.

Our current community projects include the landscaping and maintenance of the gardens at Spin – a – Web in Occoquan, VA and Williams Ordinary in Dumfries, VA. We strive to continually improve the landscape design of those gardens by the replacement of existing plants with native plants. As part of our Garden Therapy efforts, our club works with the special needs adults under the auspices of the Prince William County Community Services Board and with the Woodbridge Seniors, assisting them as they create their own beautiful floral designs.

Our garden year also includes two fundraisers – a poinsettia sale and a yard sale; a holiday party; an annual field trip; a biennial flower show and an end of the year picnic. Membership dues are $30 per annum.

New members are welcome any time – they only need to have an interest in gardening and having fun with new friends. For further information, please contact Dee Brown, President,  deebrownva@verizon.net,  Telephone: 703-221-7440; or find us on Facebook:   https://Facebook.com/groups/trowelgardenclub   or on the National Capital Area Garden Clubs web site:  https://ncagardenclubs.org/

Theme:  Live Life in Full Bloom
The Yacht Haven Garden Club was established in 1963 to provide education, resources and networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.
Meeting Information/Activities – Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month, September, October, November, December holiday luncheon, February, March, April, and May at 9:30 am at the Mount Vernon Yacht Club,  4817 Tarpon Lane, Alexandria, Virginia 22309. Bus trips to historic gardens are held on alternate years in May.

Monthly meetings have an educational speaker covering horticulture or elements of floral design. Meetings include judging of members’ horticulture contributions and floral design arrangements.

A fundraiser is held in October.  Members work toward making this fundraiser a success to provide funds for community garden beautification and other community projects.  

Membership Requirements–New members are welcome.  Requirements for membership include an interest in learning more about gardening, horticulture, floral design and helping our fundraiser to successfully raise funds for our community projects.  Through these activities we foster friendships among members.

Community Service—YHGC plants and maintains the entrance garden for Sherwood Regional Library, Yacht Haven Entrance Markers, and supports The American Horticultural Society, District II, National Capital Area Garden Clubs, and Woodlawn Plantation Needlework Show.

For further information, contact, —
Membership Chair—Patsie Uchello   (703) 768-6983
President—Anne Dremluk  (703) 606-1742
Address:   YHGC, P.O. Box 157, Mount Vernon, VA 22121