Philanthropy

For the past 57 years proceeds from the Annual Christmas Homes Tour have been used on projects in the surrounding community. The Club’s mission is to provide education and beautification for the pleasure and enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.

Those many projects include:

  • Funds to Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Garden Restoration Projects
  • Two Annual Scholarships in Biology and Environmental Science and Policy at the College of William and Mary
  • Two Endowed Scholarships in Horticulture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Two Annual Scholarships in Biology and Environmental Science at Christopher Newport University
  • Nature Camp Scholarships for Local Students
  • Virginia Living Museum for the Children’s Teaching Garden and Horticultural Education Greenhouse
  • Landscaping at Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Contributions to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center for Equipment and Gardens since 1962
  • Donation to Jamestown Settlement Gardens
  • Plantings for Gardens at Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg
  • Plantings for College Corner at the College of William and Mary
  • Funds to the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens for a Rooftop Garden
  • Sponsorship of the 2016 and 2017 Butterfly Festival at the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens
  • Contributions to the Williamsburg Land Conservancy
  • Funds to the Virginia Zoological Park for Landscaping
  • Landscaping at Latisha’s House
  • Church Street Steps Beautification Project in Yorktown
  • Donations to Williamsburg Regional Library
  • Williamsburg United Methodist Church ∼ Respite Care Garden Landscape
  • Foundation plantings and benches at the James City Recreation Center
  • Various Beautification Projects in the Williamsburg Area
  • Support for the Williamsburg Area Council of Garden Clubs’ Arbor Day
  • Funding for local school gardens at Matthew Whaley and Norge Elementary Schools

Many thanks to all who support the Green Spring Garden Club’s Annual Christmas Homes Tour and help make these projects possible.

 

College Corner 2017 – GSGC Members with W&M landscaping managers

 

Governor’s Palace Garden – 2017

 

img_1902Williamsburg Botanical Gardens Butterfly Festival 2016

 

A bench for the garden at Latisha's House.

A bench for the garden at Latisha’s House – 2014

Below:  Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center 2015photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Lightfoot Tenement Garden members of the Green Spring Garden Club presented a check to Mitchell B. Reiss, President and CEO, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. CW's Landscape Supervisor and Landscape Service Manager were also present. Work has begun this year at the Prentis House Garden. The Club's continued support of these gardens is made possible through proceeds from the Annual Christmas Homes Tour.

Lightfoot Tenement Garden 2015

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Plantings at College Corner 2015