Our Mission

Established in 1919, the Augusta Garden Club strives to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to promote gardening among amateurs, and to share horticultural knowledge. The Club helps restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment, encourage conservation of natural resources, promote civic planting and roadside beautification, and aid in the restoration and preservation of historic gardens in Virginia.


The Augusta Garden Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization with a long legacy of community service and projects throughout Staunton and Augusta County. The Club is affiliated on the state and national levels as a founding club of the Garden Club of Virginia since 1920 and with the Garden Club of America since 1927. Club members enjoy furthering their interests through education and advocacy in the areas of gardening, flower arranging, photography, and conservation. Membership in the Augusta Garden Club is limited by bylaws and by invitation. 

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Our Community

The Augusta Garden Club supports multiple organizations within our community through gardening, landscaping, archaeological research, restoration, and various installation projects. 

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Our Projects

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."
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.

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Charter member 1920

Member since 1927