TRC's guest speakers at the April 2nd meeting were two of the three Historic Garden Week co-chairs, Betty Anne "Boo" Garrett and Francis Ellis, members of the Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula. Kerry Garrett is the third co-chair. They gave a brief overview of the history of the Garden Club of Virginia - founded in 1929 - and the contributions it continues to make throughout the Commonwealth in Conservation, Restoration, and Education. Boo and Francis highlighted the five Essex County homes featured in the 2015 Annual House and Garden Tour: Shelba, Woodlawn-Sandy, Cherry Walk, Woodlawn (Trible), and Goldberry. The theme is: "18th Century Charm and Coastal Splendor of Essex County".
All are encouraged to attend. http://www.vagardenweek.org/