Historic Garden Week tour for 2020 has been cancelled.
Discussions concerning the risk of COVID-19 coronavirus to our public health and the impact on our daily lives continue. Because of this extraordinary situation, the Garden Club of Virginia Board of Directors, at a special called meeting, made the difficult decision to cancel Historic Garden Week 2020.
The Board realizes that this action has many consequences and will affect all of our members. It is clear that we must act responsibly and proactively to protect the well-being of our members, staff, volunteers, and homeowners as well as the 26,000 visitors who travel from all over the world to enjoy the gardens and hospitality of Virginia.
In our 87 years, Historic Garden Week has been cancelled once. At that time, we were in the middle of World War II. Now, we face challenges here at home. It is important that we support the advice of experts, adhere to guidelines established by the CDC, and take special care to keep our families and communities safe and healthy.