Community Projects, Public Events

Historic Garden Week

Staunton’s Tour is scheduled for

Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Beth and Len Nelsen, 25 Ridgeview Road
  • William and Theresa Boyd, 40 Ridgeview Road
  • Tim and Norma Gates, 45 Ridgeview Road
  • Nell Tattersall, 50 Ridgeview Road

We are excited to announce our 2024 tour! This year’s tour features four homes on Staunton’s charming Ridgeview Road, all designed by noted local architect Samuel Collins of the T.J. Collins and Son firm. The gardens, one of which was designed by renowned landscape architect Charles Gillette, are graced with white picket fences, boxwood hedges, flowering borders, and lovely landscaped patios.


Advance $30 per person online at Historic Garden Week in Virginia

Day of Tour $40 per person (cash or check only).


Check back for more information and tour brochure!


Historic Garden Week of Virginia

Historic Garden Week in Virginia

Each spring, The Garden Club of Virginia welcomes visitors to over 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House.” This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,000 flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members.

how it helps

Proceeds from the statewide event fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia’s historic gardens, and provide research fellowships for building comprehensive and ongoing records of historic gardens and landscapes in the Commonwealth. Since the first statewide tour, over $17 million has been contributed to these worthwhile causes.

Other projects
In 1935, Staunton’s City Manager James C. Ruff aspired to make Staunton the dogwood capital of Virginia to rival Washington, D.C.’s reputation for their cherry blossoms.
The Rawlinson Collection memorializes a former member who was not only an able gardener but also editor for many years of the Garden Club of Virginia’s Garden Gossip.
As a part of its effort to promote and create public awareness of conservation in the Staunton and Augusta County area, the Augusta Garden Club initiated a series of signs to educate the public about the Lewis Creek Watershed.