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We still need a few more hostesses at East Belmont. Please contact Karen Blair at


Please remember to drop off your baked wonders this week. For full details please click HERE


Please consider donating some of your garden flowers, branches and greenery for the East Belmont and UVa Pavillion flower arrangements.

For East Belmont: On Friday, April 20, there will be be buckets with water for your beautiful specimens at Fran Carden's home - 1350 Sunset Circle, Charlottesville - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Questions? Contact Carol Carter at

UVa Pavillion V: On Saturday April 21, Jane Miles will have her garage open with buckets of water waiting for your beauties; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Her address is 1100 Inglecress Drive, Charlottesville. Questions? Contact Esther at


Kick-off party April 19th 5-7pm

Hosted by Caspari (100 West Main Street) and tickets are $20 each payable by cash or check.


The tour out at Keswick is going to be incredible! Castle Hill Cider with be Tour Headquarters and Market Place with over 25 vendors. Speakers such as Edward Lay, Barclay Rives and Donna Lucey will offer insights on architecture. local history and fascinating women including Amelie Rives. I will have a limited number of tickets for sale tomorrow at our meeting. Price is $40 and will go to $50 on day of tour

We will accept cash or check!


Washington, DC | Friday, May 11, 2018 | 10am - 2pm | Max: 60 people

Visit the Archives of American Gardens and tour the special exhibit, Cultivating America’s Gardens, featuring GCA garden clubs. Meet the Smithsonian Archives team who oversee GCA’s Collection of horticultural images, visit the slide vault and learn how club members support this collection through ongoing documentation. Explore the Haupt and Pollinator Gardens before you leave. Lunch will be served and extensive walking is required. Go to for more info.

Kaki Pearson's mother passed away last week. Kathleen Ward Orrick (Kay) was a vibrant member of the Westminster Cantebury community and will be missed dearly by her family. Click HERE to read her full obituary. Our prayers go out to Kaki and her family.

Through The Garden Gate 2018

Donna Ernest graciously opened her lovely garden for the Master Gardeners Through The Garden Gate. On hand to help were Martha Craddock, Leslie Harris, Carol Hunter, and of course our fearless leader; Kathi Marshall. Check out the slide show below.

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Albemarle Garden Club

P.O. Box 5746, Charlottesville, VA  22905