Restoration & Beautification

The James River Garden Club is proud to have contributed to numerous beautification projects throughout central Virginia. We continue this legacy in the projects we undertake, including our current partnership with the Anna Julia Cooper School in Church Hill, where we are building, planting, and maintaining wildflower, herb, and perennial gardens.

A sampling of past and perpetual projects include:

  • 1930 – 1931Planting in grass plots on Monument Avenue
    Contributing to gardens at Kenmore
    Contributing to preservation of trees at Monticello
  • 1932 – 1933Beautifying 15 filling stations
  • 1937, 1988, 1984Planting the approach to the Carillon
  • 1949, 1984Preserving the gardens at the Valentine Museum
  • 1951, 1953Planting in Monroe Park
  • 1956, 1976, 1984, 1994, 1996, 2011Preserving and beautifying the Confederate Museum Garden
  • 1960, 1968, 1979Preserving the Monumental Churchyard
  • 1973Labeling of trees at Maymont
  • 1973Restoration of pool in Maymont’s Fountain Court
  • 1980Landscaping at the Science Museum of Virginia
  • 1982Nature Conservancy Heritage Program
  • 1986Restoring the Children’s Hospital Rose Garden
  • 1988Donating benches for James River Canal Walk
  • 1989, 1999Planting the Main Street Library Park
  • 1989 – 1992Many projects at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
  • 1990Pioneering a curbside recycling program for Richmond
  • 1992 – 1994Composting exhibit at Lewis Ginter
  • 1995, 1999, 2000Providing benches for Monroe Park
  • 1996 – 2005Supporting the Butterfly Garden at James River Park
  • 2010-presentCapital Trees Project
  • 2015Centennial Project at Hollywood Cemetery