Save the date - September 14 & 15, 2021
This will be a virtual, two day event.
We are hopeful that an in-person component may also be added - time will tell.
** Tickets will be available online soon **
CHARLOTTE MOSS TO BE HONORARY CHAIR OF AGC'S VIRTUAL FLOWER SHOW
We are thrilled to announce that Charlotte Moss, American interior designer and national author of ten books, has agreed to serve as the honorary chair of AGC's virtual flower show: "Genius of Place: an Ode to Frederick Law Olmsted." This virtual flower show will attract judges and exhibitors from across the country. It will offer classes in four divisions - Floral Design, Horticulture, Photography, and Botanical Arts. Our two day Olmsted Forum will debut with the "Preview" of the flower show. This will be a ticketed, virtual event and feature a presentation by Charlotte Moss. Her new book, launching this spring, is entitled "Flowers."
THE OLMSTED FORUM
With the support of the National Association of Olmsted Parks and the Center for Cultural Landscapes at University of Virginia School of Architecture, Albemarle Garden Club is planning Olmsted Forum - 2021. Building on our successful fundraising platform —Design Forum— the focus of this event will be Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted is commonly known as the father of landscape design. The Forum will survey his life and lasting legacy, providing the opportunity to learn about Olmsted from an historical perspective and how and why parks are so important today. This event will be one of the first in a year-long line up of events organized by the NAOP leading to the bicentennial of Olmsted's birth in May 2022.
DID SOMEONE SAY FLOWER SHOW?
Why not showcase our talents and creativity through a virtual flower show as part of our Olmsted Forum.
GENIUS OF PLACE; AN ODE TO FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED
Genius of Place will be a GCA flower show featuring classes in Floral Design, Horticulture, Photography and Botanical Arts. This will be an exciting addition to our Forum. The Opening Night of the Flower Show will be a separately ticketed event on Tuesday, September 14th.
CIVIC PROJECTS WITH A FOCUS ON PARKS
The funds raised from Olmsted Forum will go to Albemarle Garden Club’s civic projects initiatives with a focus on our work at the Booker T. Washington Park in Charlottesville, Virginia. This park has a rich and important history in our community and AGC has become a recent part of that. With the support of multiple Garden Club of America grants through the Partners for Plants Program and a 2014 Bessie Bocock Carter Conservation Award from the Garden Club of Virginia, AGC has been able to continue to expand our footprint at the park and to engage the community through outreach such as the school curriculum and planned family days in the park. Olmsted would love AGC's signature civic project.