It may be December, with Old Man Winter on his way, but that doesn’t mean it’s off-season for the Leesburg Garden Club.
Club members spent three hours Tuesday morning creating wreaths and swags using greens freshly cut from their gardens. They placed nine swags and two wreaths on the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds, and two swags on the stately lions that stand guard at former Virginia Gov. Westmoreland Davis’ mansion at Morven Park. Thomas Balch Library and the U.S. Post Office in downtown Leesburg also got wreaths.
Leesburg Garden Club has made and delivered the holiday greenery the week after Thanksgiving every year for the past 80 years. This year is particularly special to club members because this month the organization celebrates its 100th year since its formation.
To commemorate its centennial, club members planted several native trees at Ida Lee Park. The club invites the public to gather for a ceremony to dedicate the 18 different types of trees—and learn more about them—at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the park in Leesburg. Learn more at leesburggardenclub.org.