VFGC CONVENTION


March 31-April 2, 2019 - Doubletree, Williamsburg, VA


Please join us in Williamsburg for VFGC’s 85th Annual Convention on March 31 – April 2, 2019.  We have been working on some wonderful programs--we’ll have shopping, beautiful designs, great food and of course our business meeting.  Did I mention shopping? 


Speakers:

Nancy Hargroves, National Garden Clubs President, will be our honored guest and speaker at Monday evening’s installation dinner.  Nancy is from Richmond Virginia.  The theme for her administration is “PLANT AMERICA.”


Jim Gray went into business as a floral designer in 1983. He later gravitated toward weddings and large scale events.  He believes that floristry is truly an art form, one that demands respect of all of the elements.  He now leads a team of very successful designers at the “The City Florist” in Salisbury, MD.  I know you will enjoy his design program titled:  “Flowers With Heart” on Monday at lunch.


Laura Viancour, Landscape Director, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will be our featured speaker at Sunday night’s dinner.  Laura graduated with a B.S. in horticulture from Virginia Tech after which time she began her career at Colonial Williamsburg. 

In her current position as director of landscape, Laura is responsible for the overall management of the Foundation’s gardens and grounds, which include 301 – acre Historic Area, Merchant’s Square, the Visitor Center and Colonial Williamsburg’s museums.

Laura is a frequent presenter for a variety of publication and television shows including:  Southern Living, CNN, the P. Allen Smith Garden Show and Turner South Network.  I know you will enjoy her presentation on “Enhancing and Interpreting Colonial Williamsburg’s Gardens.”


Workshops will feature:  Darene Honeycutt from North Carolina will be doing a workshop on “Sowing Seeds for Future Generations.”  This is a workshop on how to work with youth.  Marlene MacDonald’s workshop is titled:  “Focusing on the Mechanic of Design.”  Lisa Robinson will have a Power Point presentation on “Growing and Showing Daffodils” and Gloria Nelson will have a workshop on “In a Nutshell, why Squirrels Matter.”


Williamsburg is always beautiful but it seems to be even more beautiful in the spring.  I hope you’ll join us.  The South Atlantic Region Convention will be March 28-30, 2019 if you’d like to come to Williamsburg early and attend both conventions.  Did I

mention shopping?


Submitted by Loy Holt, VFGC Convention 2019 Chairman


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