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Subseries 4. Garden Club of Virginia Material, undated

Scope and Content Notes:

The Garden Club of Virginia is an active association of garden clubs responsible for many of Virginia’s historic garden restoration including Monticello. Griswold was a part of the Garden Club of Virginia Restoration Committee, and this subseries documents his relationship with committee members and relates to several club projects. The Garden Club of Virginia, much like Griswold himself, was interested in historic preservation. The garden clubs restoration projects began in 1927, however, Griswold was not involved until the late 1950s. The restoration effort in which Griswold was involved included the Mary Washington House, Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, Kent Valentine House, Woodrow Wilson House, Scotchtown, St. Johns Mews, Agecroft Hall, Morgan Mill, University of Virginia, and Christ Church of Middlesex County. Griswold was either the main landscape architect or landscape consultant on these restoration projects. He was also responsible for revitalization projects related to a chapel at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia, that had been built during Robert E. Lee’s tenure as university president.


Box 18
Folder 1 Garden Club of Virginia Correspondence, 1959-1962
Folder 2 Garden Club of Virginia Correspondence, 1962-1963
Folder 3 Garden Club of Virginia Correspondence, 1963-1966
Folder 4 Garden Club of Virginia Correspondence, 1964-1965
Folder 5 Garden Club of Virginia Correspondence, 1965-1966
Folder 6 Garden Club of Virginia Dedication Programs, 1973-1976
Folder 7 Garden Club of Virginia Correspondence, 1974-1976
Folder 8 Garden Club of Virginia, Rolfe-Warren Plantation, 1976