Event Schedule

General admission to the GCV Symposium is open to the public and free of charge. Registration is not necessary for general admission, which includes artistic and horticulture exhibits, workshop speakers, judges’ challenge,  and Sip, See and Shop. Special Events as indicated below require advance registration. Seating may be limited.

Monday, September 25

John MarshallKent-Valentine House
1:00 - 4:00Horticulture Entries Accepted
4:00 - 6:00Artistic Entries Accepted

Tuesday, September 26

John MarshallKent-Valentine House
8:00Artistic Entries Accepted 8:00 am - 9:30 am
9:00Horticulture Entries Accepted 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Boutique Open 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
10:00Artistic Judging 10:00 am to 12 noon
11:30Luncheon Lecture with Karen Rexrode 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
(*Special Event $50) SOLD OUT Contact Ann Heller at communications@gcvirginia.org to be placed on the waiting list.
12:00 noonHorticulture Judging 12 noon - 2:00 pmArtistic Exhibit Open 12 noon - 6:30 pm
2:00Horticulture Exhibit Open 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Walkthrough with Horticulture Judges 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
2:30 - 3:30Backyard Earth Savers with Karen Forget, Christina Trapani
and Katie Register
Challenge the Artistic Judges
3:30 - 4:30Lessons from Flower Farm Girls with Foxie Morgan and Beverly Lacey
5:00Cash Bar 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmSip and See with Artistic Judges 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
6:30 Dinner on your own

Wednesday, September 27

Bolling Haxall HouseKent-Valentine House
9:30Flower Arranging School with Tricky Wolfes and Kathy Rainer
(*Special Event $50)
10:00Artistic Exhibit Open 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
12 noonLunch on your own
1:00 - 3:00Hands On Workshop with Tricky Wolfes and Kathy Rainer
(*Special Event $85) SOLD OUT Contact Ann Heller at communications@gcvirginia.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Learn More About the Speakers

Karen Rexrode
Karen Rexrode has been a prominent horticulturist and noted photographer in the Washington Metropolitan area for many years. She owned
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Foxie Morgan
Gardening has been in Foxie’s bones since she was a child gardening along side of her mother on their family
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Beverly Lacey
Beverly Lacey is co-owner, with her husband Keith Dix, of Blue Heron Farm in Nellysford, VA. Since 2004 she has
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Karen Forget
Karen’s interest in the environment started early growing up on an organic farm in Indiana. She has a bachelor’s degree
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Tricky Wolfes and Kathy Rainer
Outrageous wisdom from Southern- fried party planning queens Kathy Rainer and Tricky Wolfes! Duos since their college days, Kathy Rainer
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Christina Trapani
Beginning as a volunteer at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s Stranding Response Team, Christina spent 14 years working
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Katie Register
Katie Register leads Clean Virginia Waterways, which is dedicated to improving Virginia’s water resources through citizen stewardship. She coordinates the
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