Leesburg Garden Club Offers Project Grant

The Leesburg Garden Club announced the availability of grant funding for projects that are in keeping with its mission: “The object of the Club shall be to promote active interest in gardening and to assist in the protection and development of the natural beauties of the State.”

Club leaders plan to select from proposals by nonprofit organizations for projects within Loudoun County either urban or rural that best reflects the furtherance of the mission of the club. Through the program, the club hopes to engage community in making their environment clean, sustainable, beautiful and lasting for future generations.

The club has led numerous projects. The most recent was The Native Tree Walk at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg to commemorate the club’s 100th anniversary of the Leesburg Garden Club. Other project examples of the LGC include tree plantings at the Douglass School and Community Center; planting an embankment garden along Edwards Ferry Road outside of the George C. Marshall home, assisting the gardening effort at Oatlands, and furnishing daffodil bulbs for planting at entrances to Leesburg.

The application deadline is Aug. 15. For more details, contact the club at leesburggardenclub@gmail.com.

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