RCGC advances the art of gardening and landscape design by interesting and encouraging members to grow and show horticulture specimens. The club provides training in the use of these materials to create designs for their homes and flower shows. We do this through our monthly exhibitions of floral designs and specimens from our gardens.
We reward excellence among students in Rappahannock County. Our December Greens Workshop produces wreaths, garlands, and centerpieces made by members. We sell these holiday greens to raise money for scholarships for local students to pursue higher education or attend nature camps. These scholarships are sometimes life-altering for these children.
We support youth projects in Rappahannock County and stimulate an interest in the environment and conservation among the young. RCGC has supported the local Farm to Table program at our local elementary school. An annual “Smokey The Bear” art contest has taken our children to the state level in the competition. In addition, our nature camp scholarships have led to a much greater appreciation of nature for these students.
We aid in the protection of natural resources and protect civic beauty.
We study, preserve, and strive to protect all species of beneficial wildlife indigenous to Rappahannock County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.