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HGW 2018

What an exciting tour Charlottesville GC put on this year! Early estimates indicate 1400-1500 people attended the tour in Keswick. AGC was in charge of East Belmont, with Karen Blair and Colleen Bassett at the helm. What fearless leaders! They gathered their hostesses and greeted everyone with a smile. As Karen said "Visitors were lovely and we received many compliments about their experience at East Belmont. A successful tour on a beautiful spring day was the theme of East Belmont, and Albemarle Garden Club was proud to be involved in this heroic effort." There were 5 buildings to put arrangements in and Carol Carter led the charge to gather plant material and get her posse of flower pros to work! Thank you to all that participated in HGW at East Belmont!

B-O-I-N-G!

Our Flower show was a success by all accounts. Our fearless leaders Catherine Bolton and Carol Roberts did an outstanding job organizing the show and motivating so many of us to enter. The schedule was well thought out and all entries were wonderful interpretations of our favorite season - Spring. Thanks to Anne Jones for hosting the Flower Show at her home.

CONSERVATION - RECYCLING

Please watch an AGC Public Service announcement brought to you by the Conservation Committee, featuring Carol Carter.

Click HERE to watch.

HORTICULTURE OUTINGS

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Tufton Farm Nursery - 1293 Milton Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Take advantage of this open house to purchase a spectacular variety of native plants and speak with the knowledgeable staff at Tufton Farm Nursery. Join acclaimed garden designer, plantsman, and author Cole Burrell for his presentation, “Designing for Habitat: From Back Yards to Byways.” Don’t miss Monticello’s Beekeeper Paul Legrand, who will discuss what it takes to become a successful beekeeper. Click HERE for more information.

SAD NEWS Pam Gale lost her husband of 51 years last week. Our prayers go out to Pam and her family. There will be a memorial service at 2:00 PM on April 29, 2018 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA. To read Chris's obituary, please click HERE.

Albemarle County/Charlottesville City Nature Challenge 2018

What: City Nature Challenge 2018

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 through Monday, April 30, 2018

Where: Ivy Creek Natural Area, Meadow Creek and the Forks of the Rivanna.

From April 27th to April 30th, residents of Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville will be participating in The Nature Conservancy's City Nature Challenge 2018.

The City Nature Challenge is a friendly competition of cities around the world to see who has the most engaged citizenry and ecological diversity. Participants will use the iNaturalist smartphone app to take pictures and document local fauna and wildlife in a community wide effort.

The Nature Conservancy will also be offering several guided events for residents, including hikes and birding. Space is limited so register online soon. More information can be found HERE.

Candy, Claire Nancy, Pati and Kim are off to San Fransico to GCA Annual Meeting


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Albemarle Garden Club

P.O. Box 5746, Charlottesville, VA  22905