Good Morning AGC

Happy Camping!

As you are wandering in your garden or hiking in the woods this spring, consider gathering some interesting items for our “collections of curiosities.” These collections will form part of our decor for the Zone dinners at the 2020 GCA Annual Meeting to be held in Asheville, NC.  We are imagining lichens, interesting rocks, antlers, and anything you might find! Remember taking things from many parks and forests is prohibited so obey the signs! No birds’ nests, snake skins or feathers. We are also collecting little bottles. These might hold a single fern frond or bloom.

Christine McNeely and Kim Cory will be collecting these items at the April and May membership meetings.  Please email either Chrissy or Kim with any questions.


We need some volunteers for City Schoolyard garden's Harvest of the Month. Click HERE to look for openings on April 11th. This is a fun and rewarding way to spend a few hours! Questions? email Cindy Schutt at

Cindy Schutt at Buford Middle School

Spring Outings

- AGC Field Trip to Charleston, WV

Get ready to head to Charleston, West Virginia for an overnight adventure with AGC May 1-2. The ladies of Kanawha GC have planned wonderful garden tours and will host us for a lovely dinner at a private home. Please click HERE for the sign up and hotel information. If you need a ride we have some ladies with extra room in their cars.

- Monticello will mark the 276th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth with a celebration and ceremony on the West Lawn, featuring a keynote address by renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Sylvia Earle. She is the 2019 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership. Of note, she is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer, and was the first female chief scientist of the U.S.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. She is also part of the group Ocean Elders, which is dedicated to protecting the ocean and its wildlife.

Friday, April 12th, 9:45 am - 11:00 am. This is a free event.

- Come and join the McIntire Botanical Garden for an Earth Day Clean Up Day -

Saturday April 20th, 9 am - 12 pm. Click HERE for details.

- The Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture and the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No admission charge. Special Presentation in the Auditorium, Monday, April 29, at 2 p.m. “Rx: Gardens and gardening: New research findings on human-nature engagements” will include scholars from an array of fields including environmental psychology, the cognitive sciences and landscape architecture, who have confirmed through evidence-based research what many have speculated for centuries—that human interactions with the natural world from forest bathing to the cultivation of gardens increase human psychological and physical well-being.

Monday, April 29, at 2 pm

Garden Gossip

- HGW makes the Wall Street Jounal! Read more

- A huge round of applause for our Membership Committee for their hard work this year.

Daffodil Daze!

Who is excited for the Daffodil Daze AGC Show on April 16-17? Remember to start picking your daffodils as soon as they are at their peak!  Groom them and put them in your fridge (not with food) or dark part of a cool basement.  They should last until the show. Read all about important details in the schedule HERE

Fran Carden had the honor of judging with Brent Heath at The Gloucester Daffodil Show this weekend. Now that is impressive!


Identify who's who in this photograph. It is from a calendar I found while doing some research of our archives. Email me your answers at


Albemarle Garden Club

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