E.B. Wood Community Pocket Park
Culpeper Garden Club members began maintaining the planters in the Main Street park in 2023 to ensure the park remains a welcoming and appealing environment for locals and visitors alike.
In 2023, the Culpeper Garden Club began participating in the Culpeper Downtown Farmer's Market. Club members generously donated plants and divisions from their gardens in exchange for financial donations to their club's scholarship fund. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding Culpeper County public, private and home-schooled high school graduates that choose to continue their education in horticulture or agricultural sciences at community college, colleges or universities.
There are numerous opportunities for members interested in floral design to share their knowledge and expertise. In the Spring, a floral design class is led by club members for Eastern View High School’s horticulture students. Floral table centerpieces have been designed by club members and donated to the Valor Award Dinner hosted by the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce and Girls on the Run’s prom night. .
Blue Star Memorial Program:
The Culpeper Garden Club Blue Star Memorial and memorial garden is located at the Kestner Wayside Park on Madison Road between Sunset Lane and Zeuswyn Drive.
The Blue Star Memorials were first conceived after World War II to honor veterans, but later they were changed to include all members of the armed services past, present, and future and became a project of the National Council of State Garden Clubs. The Culpeper Garden Club believes their highway beautification project is a fitting memorial to the men and women who have fought or are now serving in the defense of our country.
National Garden Club Week:
Interested members design and place floral arrangements in the Culpeper Library to celebrate the importance of gardening and recognize the numerous contributions that gardeners make in our community. National Garden Club Week was June 4-10, 2023.
As a member of the National Garden Club, Culpeper Garden Club members are proud to partner with the USDA Forest Service in a reforestation/forest education program that plants replacement trees in areas damaged by fire or by other natural catastrophes.
Under a conservation agreement, the forest service does the planting, using club donations together with federal funds, and provides the same protection to the planted area from fires, insects, and disease given other forested areas. The tree plantations provide soil protection, watershed protection, soil stabilization, future harvest able timber, as well as beauty and shade for recreation.