NELLIE HOUGH COURSE
Every fall for over 60 years AGC has hosted the Nelly Hough Memorial Gardening Course, which is named in memory of one of Charlottesville’s most renowned and beloved garden designers. In 1940, Mrs. Hough began an annual gardening course that started many of our area’s finest gardeners on their way. The course draws its inspiration from Mrs. Hough’s work and is designed for participants of all levels of gardening experience who wish to gain and to share insights into the rewards and challenges of gardening. Topics include trees, shrubs, and roses, annual and perennial flowers that flourish in our area as well as landscape design, pest management and horticulture. The course runs for six consecutive weeks; each program is held at a different home or farm in the Charlottesville area. A fee is charged for the course and all proceeds benefit our Civic Projects Fund.