Transforming Town & Trails:
The Blue Ridge Garden Club hosts the 98th Meeting of the
Board of Governors of the Garden Club of Virginia
Tuesday, October 10 through Thursday, October 12, 2017
Lexington, Virginia 

The Blue Ridge Garden Club looks forward to welcoming you as we celebrate Transforming Town & Trails at the Garden Club of Virginia’s 98th Board of Governors Meeting on Tuesday, October 10 through Thursday, October 12, 2017.  Together we will celebrate renewing and conserving our historic downtown, as well as our local natural resources.  Please bring your comfortable walking shoes as all our meetings, events, and accommodations are within walking distance of your hotel. For those who prefer, shuttles will be provided for the evening outings.

You will enjoy staying on Lexington’s Main Street at one of several fine lodging options listed on our website.

On Tuesday evening dress casually and wear your walking shoes for a stroll along the Washington and Lee University Colonnade on the way to a festive Octoberfest evening in Moody Hall at the Virginia Military Institute.

On Wednesday morning you have several options for adventures, including a hike on the Chessie Nature Trail along the Maury River, an outing to Virginia’s newest State Park at Natural Bridge, or stroll downtown through urban gardens, galleries, shops, and the weekly Farmers Market.  Lunch is compliments of the Blue Ridge Garden Club at TAPS, a favorite restaurant on Main Street.

Relax Wednesday evening with cocktails at the lovingly restored and art-filled historic home of Carol and Ben Grigsby, followed by the Awards Banquet in Evans Hall at Washington and Lee University.  Wrap up Thursday morning’s meeting with a delicious box lunch to carry you homeward.

We’re honored to host you and to celebrate the many accomplishments of the Garden Club of Virginia and the members who work so tirelessly for its successes. We hope you will plan to join us for all the exciting activities.

The Blue Ridge Garden Club is delighted to say, “Welcome to Historic Lexington.”

Carol Grigsby and Barbara Luton
Host Club Chairs

Please explore this website for additional information about the
2017 Board of Governors Meeting, including the Schedule of Events,
Optional Tours, Lodging, Directions, and Contacts.


Our History:  “Transforming Town & Trails”

Stewards of the natural beauty of Lexington and surrounding Rockbridge County since our founding in 1925, the Blue Ridge Garden Club seeks “to encourage, promote, and stimulate knowledge and appreciation of gardening, nature, and the environment” in our town and trails.

Our Affiliations:  The Garden Club of Virginia

The Garden Club of Virginia exists to celebrate the beauty of the land, to conserve the gifts of nature, and to challenge future generations to build on this heritage. The Garden Club of Virginia has 47 member clubs with a total membership of more than 3,300.

Organized on October 1, 1925, the Blue Ridge Garden Club was admitted to the Garden Club of Virginia (GCV) on April 23, 1930, becoming the 19th member and the only GCV-affiliated club in Rockbridge County.  Locally, the Blue Ridge Garden Club is also a member of the Rockbridge County Council of Garden Clubs.

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