Join us for our Centennial celebration! Events all year long!
Calendar of Centennial Events
Historic Garden Week in Orange County Saturday, April 27, 2019 10 am - 5 pm
Centennial Celebration Dedication ceremony & ribbon cutting for the Centennial Fountain Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2 pm, in Taylor Park Summer Concert Series 2nd Fridays at 6 pm June, July, August 2019 in Taylor Park
Community Zinnia Show September 14 in the Orange Community Room
Our Centennial Story . . . The Dolley Madison Garden Club was founded in November 1919 by a group of civic and garden-oriented women. The zinnia was selected as the Club flower symbolizing friendship, endurance and constancy. The Club was the fourth founding member of the Garden Club of Virginia in 1920 and joined the Garden Club of America in 1922. Members participate in all three clubs. The founders set three goals for the Club: protect the agricultural heritage of the central Virginia area near Orange, Gordonsville, Madison and Culpeper; stimulate horticulture advancement; and, undertake community improvement projects. On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, the Club is vibrant and active in continuing the work started by its founders over a bridge table 100 years ago.