Philanthropy

For the past 56 years all the funds raised on the Christmas Tour of Homes 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 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
  • Yorktown Church Street Steps Beautification Project
  • 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

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

 

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                                Williamsburg Botanical Gardens after the Butterfly Festival 2016

A bench for the garden at Latisha's House.

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

Below: Tour proceeds benefit Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center 2015

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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.

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 2014 Annual Christmas Homes Tour.

Plantings at College Corner 2015

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Landscaping at James City County Recreation Center

Landscaping at James City County Recreation Center

New Plantings at JCC Rec. Center

New Plantings at JCC Rec. Center