A Guide to the Willow Brook Garden Club Papers, 1986-2003 Willow Brook Garden Club Papers MSS 05-56

A Guide to the Willow Brook Garden Club Papers, 1986-2003

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 05-56


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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 05-56
Title
The Willow Brook Garden Club Papers, 1986-2003
Extent
.25 linear feet
Creator
Willow Brook Garden Club
Language
English
Abstract
The Willow Brook Garden Club Papers spans the years 1986-2003 and contains newsletters, proposed budgets, and yearbooks which contain membership directories, upcoming schedules, and club projects.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information

Preferred Citation

Willow Brook Garden Club Papers, MSS 05-56, Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Acquisition Information

Donated by Virginia G. Walton

Processing Information

Chris Barbuschak, April 2017
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2017


Historical and Biographical Information

On May 11, 1966, the Little Run Civic Association in Annandale, Virginia sponsored a gathering of women interested in forming a garden club. On September 22, 1966, the garden club held its first meeting and members chose the name Willow Brook Garden Club. The objectives of the garden club are “to promote and encourage the beautification of our neighborhoods, to encourage interest and activity in horticulture fields, to promote conservation of the natural resources of the area and to enhance our homes through artistic use of flowers and plants.”

The club published a monthly newsletter called “The Willow Brook Gurgle” and an annual yearbook which contained upcoming schedules, club projects and a membership directory. In addition to hosting flower shows, the group maintained a club library for a period of years and hosted a yard sale, mini-shows, holiday parties, tours, workshops, and plant sales. The club has continuously held monthly meetings which include light refreshments and a speaker or demonstration. The club met at the Canturbury Woods Elementary School from its inception to the 2000s. As of 2017, the group continues to meet monthly at Wakefield Forest Elementary School.

Scope and Content

The Willow Brook Garden Club Papers spans the years 1986-2003 and contains newsletters, proposed budgets, and yearbooks which contain membership directories, upcoming schedules, and club projects. Subjects include activities sponsored by the Willow Brook Garden Club of Annandale, Virginia.


Index Terms

  • Annandale (Va.)
  • Gardening - Societies, etc. - Virginia - Fairfax County
  • Willow Brook Garden Club (Annandale, Va.)

Container List

Box 1
Folder 1
Yearbook, Willow Brook Garden Club, 1986-2003
Box 1
Folder 2
Newsletter, “The Willow Brook Gurgle” , 1989-2003