Horticulture Schedule

Horticulture will be exhibited in the historic John Marshall Virginia Ballroom, 101 North 5th Street, Richmond, Virginia
Monday, September 25
1:00 - 4:00 pmHorticulture Placement
Tuesday, September 26
9:00 - 11:30 amHorticulture Placement
12 noon - 2:00 pmJudging
2:00 - 3:00 pmWalkthrough with Judges
2:00 - 6:30 pmHorticulture Exhibit Open

Finding Inspiration

… in gardens and landscapes supported generously through the years by the Garden Club of Virginia and its members.


Oatlands
was begun in 1804 by George Carter who laid out the terraced gardens, and designed the greenhouse and the forcing wall. Mr. and Mrs. William Corcoran Eustis purchased the property in 1903, enhancing and enlarging the garden while remaining faithful to its original design. Now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Garden Club of Virginia was asked to restore the north forcing wall and the boxwood edging on the lower terraces.
ClassPerennials Grown for Bloom
1Echinacea
2Helenium
3Chrysanthemum
4Japanese Anemone
5Other Perennials Grown for Bloom

Goshen Pass,
Virginia's oldest state-managed natural area, has been threatened a number of times by progress. With each looming threat, the Garden Club of Virginia has joined forces with like-minded organizations to successfully protect this treasure, located in Rockbridge County, about 10 miles north of Lexington. Outstanding examples of chestnut oak forest, pine-oak-heath woodland, rocky riverside scrub communities, a state-rare damselfly, and several rare plants have been discovered in recent times.
ClassPerennials Grown for Foliage
6Fern
7Hosta
8Heuchera
9Farfugium
10Other Perennials Grown for Foliage

Mill Mountain Wildflower Garden
was established in 1976 when members of the Mill Mountain Garden Club planted 36 trees on city property atop Mill Mountain. It is now a living connection between the City's Discovery Center and the Roanoke Zoo. Students and visitors to the city enjoy the efforts of Mill Mountain Garden Club as they explore the unique natural setting and the magnificent examples of native plants and horticulture specimens within the Mill Mountain Wildflower Garden, a treasure within the city limits.
ClassCalling All Pollinators!
11Aster
12Salvia
13Sedum
14Yarrow
15Eutrochium (Joe Pye Weed)
16Other Pollinators

Belmont
sits on a hill in Falmouth, across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg. Built in about 1795, it was enlarged in several stages and the structure of the garden was laid out during the 1850s. In 1916, Belmont was purchased by the American Impressionist painter, Gari Melchers and his wife, Corinne. It was the Melchers' garden that the Garden Club of Virginia was asked to restore in 1991.
ClassAnnuals
17Zinnia
18Celosia
19Helianthus
20Pentas
21Other Annuals

Montpelier,
the lifelong home of James and Dolley Madison, sits on a rise with a sweeping view of the distant Blue Ridge Mountains. The grounds and gardens remained a continuing and important interest to both of them. Dolley Madison's niece reported their formal terraced garden was laid out in a horseshoe shape. After Mr. and Mrs. William duPont purchased the estate in 1901, they embellished this garden by adding a brick wall with elaborate gates, walks and steps, and sculpture such as urns and lions. Their garden also included perennial beds and rose arbors. Their daughter left the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1983. The Garden Club of Virginia undertook the restoration of the duPonts' formal garden in the early 1990s. Today the garden displays a succession of blooming perennials through the season and also includes the duPonts' ornamental additions.
ClassBulbs, Corms, Tubers And Rhizomes
22Dahlias - Small (less than 4")
23Dahlias - Medium (4-8” in diameter)
24Dahlias - Large (over 8” in diameter)
25Tricyrtis
26Solomon’s Seal
27Other Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes

Richmond's Low Line,
a Capital Trees project, is a linear park along a critically important but neglected stretch of the Kanawha Canal and Virginia Capital Trail. Dubbed the “Low Line”, with a nod to New York City’s High Line, the site connects a recently enhanced Great Shiplock Park with Richmond’s much-loved Canal Walk. Capital Trees began in 2010 as a collaboration of the Boxwood, James River, Three Chopt and Tuckahoe Garden Clubs of the Garden Club of Virginia.
ClassFlowering, Berried, Seeded Or Fruited Branches Of Trees Or Shrubs
28Hydrangea
29Magnolia
30Danae racemosa (Poet’s Laurel)
31Callicarpa (should be exhibited without leaves)
32Camellia sasanqua
33Osmanthus

Blandy Experimental Farm
is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility situated in the northern Shenandoah Valley. It is the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia, displaying more than 8,000 trees and woody shrubs. The collections include more than half the world’s pine species, the Virginia Native Plant Trail, the Boxwood Memorial Garden, a spectacular grove of more than 300 ginkgo trees, an herb garden featuring culinary, medicinal and ornamental herbs, and much more. Dogwood Lane leads through the Arboretum property and is lined with native dogwoods and dry stone walls. Using stone found on the property the Garden Club of Virginia returned the walls to their original configuration, the new blending seamlessly with the old.
ClassHerbs
34A collection of at least three and no more than seven cut herbs, each a different species or cultivar. To be exhibited in a container or containers of exhibitor’s choice. A key card is required.

Old City Cemetery
is an extraordinary 27-acre public garden located in the heart of Lynchburg. It is the oldest municipal cemetery still in use today in the state of Virginia, and one of the oldest such burial grounds in the United States. The grounds are filled with native and heirloom plants including the largest public collection of antique roses in the state of Virginia.
ClassRoses View Rose Glossary
To be shown at exhibition stage with no side buds, one bloom per stem unless a spray class which should have two or more blooms.
35Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras or Climbing Sports – Bloom
36Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras or Climbing Sports – Spray
37Floribundas or their Climbing Sports – Bloom
38Floribundas or their Climbing Sports – Spray
39Polyantha sprays or their Climbing Sports
40Modern Shrubs, exhibited as naturally grown, single bloom or spray
41Miniature
42Miniflora
43Fragrant – any rose with fragrance other than miniatures and minifloras. Judged only for fragrance. One entry per exhibitor.
44Novice - Hybrid Teas or Grandiflora blooms, one bloom per stem, no side buds. Open to any exhibitor who has never won a horticulture blue ribbon in a show sanctioned by the American Rose Society.
45Inter Club – Six Hybrid Teas or Grandifloras of different varieties, each in a separate container. To be entered in the name of a GCV club. Only the GCV club name is indicated on the entry card. A key card is required.
46Inter Club - Three sprays of Polyantha or Shrub roses of different varieties, each in a separate container. To be entered in the name of a GCV club. Only the GCV club name is indicated on the entry card. A key card is required.
47Bouquet – 6-10 single blooms to be displayed in a container of exhibitor’s choice. Exhibit may not exceed 24” in any direction. Other plant material may be included but roses should predominate. A key card is required. To be judged: Horticulture: 60%, Artistic 40%

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