New & Noteworthy

One more bit of snow....


Cast your vote for the GCV Bessie Bocock Carter Conservation Award. The three finalist projects are fantastic and we are so excited that GCV is now asking EACH member to vote! Click HERE to read about the the three finalists and vote via Survey Monkey. You MUST vote by April 14th or your vote will not be counted.


Piedmont Master Gardeners presents Thought The Garden Gate, Saturday, April 14th at Donna Ernest's lovely Periwinkle Garden. Admission is $5 at the garden gate and the tour hours are 9 a.m. till noon. For more information click HERE. Thank you to all the volunteers for helping Kathi Marshall with refreshments and tour guide duty.

HGW - Volunteer, Bake and sip!

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! Come join the fun at East Belmont Farm on Sunday, April 22nd.

At last we have a job where volunteers can take turns sitting down!

Job requirements are a folding chair, a marking pen and a smile.

The job is marking tickets (being sure everyone has one before they are admitted to parking) Shifts are 9:00 - 1:30 and 1:00 - 5:30. One team of two people is needed for each shift.

Because you will not be selling tickets this does not have to be done by GCV members.

This would be a wonderful job for two friends, spouses, mother/child, etc. We need a morning team and an afternoon team.

Onsite parking, a chance to see East Belmont and of course the fabulous fellow volunteers will enhance your experience.

Email but hurry, this offer will not last long. Thank you in advance! Mwaaaah. My big kiss for you if you say yes!


Charlottesville Garden Club is asking that each member donate 2 dozen cookies (homemade or purchased homemade-like) for HGW. Drop off is April 18-20 from 9 a.m. - 5p.m. and Saturday April 21 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Please put cookies in disposable boxes or Ziploc bags and deliver to:

Trish Burton

2505 Hunt Country Lane

Charlottesville, VA 22901

If you are unable to make or deliver cookies, you can also send a check for $18 to Trish Burton at the above address.


Please RSVP to the HGW Kick-off cocktail party hosted by the very generous Caspari on April 19 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. You can enjoy a glass of wine with your friends, shop and enjoy the amazing creations of "Botanical Fashion" by local floral designers and pastry chefs. What's not to like??

Click HERE to RSVP and you can pay the $20 at the door. All proceeds benefit HGW.

“Grape Expectations”

ACG in-Club Photography Show, “Grape Expectations” is set for May 9th as part of the Annual Meeting! Registration is open until April 13th. Please try your eye and hand at taking photos of our beautiful local vineyards or arrange a beautiful Still Life with grapes as the major theme!

Click HERE for link to schedule and registration. Anyone and EVERYONE is welcome to enter, especially novices! There are four openings left for new registrations listed below:

One opening in Class 1: Vines in the Landscape (Black and White)

One opening in Class 2: A Closer Look, Bud Break (Color Photograph)

Two openings in Class 3: Viva las Vitas: the Still Life (Color Photograph)

Please note that iphone photography is acceptable for all classes! Digital or film camera preferred for Class 3.

Tori Macmillan can be reached for questions at


Spring campaign for solar power returns

"A cooperative program to bring solar power to more people in Central Virginia is back. The Spring Solarize Piedmont campaign runs from April 2 to May 31 in the entire Piedmont Environmental Council's nine-county service area. It includes a streamlined process and discounted pricing, thanks to a partnership between the Piedmont Environmental Council and the Local Energy Alliance Program." Click HERE to read more!

*PEC NOTE: If you're interested in our Solarize Piedmont program for your home, business or farm, click HERE

A growing number of AGC members have gone solar. If you have questions contact Karen Blair, Carol Carter, Liza Egerton or Lindsay Marshall.


If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to take our AGC Survey. You do not have to fill out every answer. It will be so helpful to make sure we know where you want to put your energies into AGC!

Thank you!!!

Click HERE to go directly to survey.

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Albemarle Garden Club

P.O. Box 5746, Charlottesville, VA  22905