Culpeper Farmer's Market:
New in 2023, the Culpeper Garden Club is participating in the Culpeper Downtown Farmer's Market. Club members generously donate plants and divisions from their gardens in exchange for financial donations to their scholarship fund. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding Culpeper County high school graduates that choose to continue their education in horticulture or agricultural sciences at community college, colleges or universities.
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.
Trex® Plastic Film Recycling:
Culpeper Garden Club members play an active role in preserving the environment and making a difference by their participation in the community recycling program. Communities receive a high-performance composite bench if they successfully meet the challenge to collect 500 pounds of plastic refuse in a six-month span (about 40,500 plastic bags).
Annual Holiday Wreath Sale:
Members gather in early December to collect greenery from area farms and gardens which they then use to make wreaths, swags and garlands to enhance their homes and others in the community. Wreath sales are an important fundraiser for the club.
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. This year National Garden Club Week is 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.