The  Garden Center, Inc. is located at

The Crescent

(privately-owned and operated by The Garden Center, Inc.)

904 North Patterson Street

P.O. Box 2423

Valdosta, Georgia  31604-2423


The Crescent is open for tours Mon-Fri 2-5PM. 

Will be available at the TeaTime at the Crescent, May 12, 2018.  Also, Monday through Friday from 2-5 PM at regular open hours.

Our very own beautiful and durable Heirloom Crescent Keepsake is available at the Crescent.  Made of fine metal, this 3D Keepsake will grace your home as an heirloom for many years.  Wonderful for gifts for any occasion.

$25.00 individual Keepsake              BEST VALUE! -5/$100 (for five Keepsakes)



 229-333-5185 is the telephone # of the Lowndes Extension Agency office. They need at least twelve students to make the class, but they can accommodate more than twelve if extra people want to sign up.. There are eight people signed up now. Hurry up and sign up!!!!

Here is what I did to sign up – paid $125 for the class and book (I am told the book is worth that much!). Obtained three references and filled out an application. Later they will email me about a background check since we will work with children.

The class will be probably twice a week for around six weeks or so, with video classes for makeups if you have to be absent. Then you do some volunteer work.

I know we have several Master Gardeners among our Garden Club membership (Amaryllis has five!!! Whoo-hoo!). I am excited to be able to take this class and learn all those mysterious things I do not now know!

Consider joining me for this great class. I don’t think it is offered frequently so this is the time to take it!!!! Call the Lowndes County Extension Agency office – 229-333-5185 for additional details!!!!

Patti Strickland

March 16, 2018

 The Crescent in Valdosta, Georgia, is privately-owned and operated by The Garden Center, Inc. of Valdosta, Georgia, a 501(c)(3) organization.  

The Crescent at Valdosta

The Crescent has been a national treasure in Valdosta, Georgia, for more than 100 years. Privately owned and operated by the The Garden Center of Valdosta, Inc., the Crescent is a lovely and elegant venue for Weddings, Receptions, Family Reunions, Business and Club Meetings, and other special events in a historical setting. The formal gardens have a small chapel and are ideal for outdoor or intimate weddings. The large Reception Hall is adjacent to the Gardens and the Crescent.

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Click here for directions to the Crescent.

The Crescent’s History

“The Crescent,” a landmark home on the National Register of Historic Places, was built by Col. William S. West in 1898.  He built the neoclassical, crescent-shaped front porch, 23-room home for his family. The Crescent is on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 1951, three ladies in the Garden Club saved the demolition of the West’s former home, and it became the home of all the Garden Clubs in Valdosta.

For more information, Download Garden Club History


Contact Us

The Garden Center encourages anyone interested in gardening, beautification, education about plants and flowers, or joining a garden club to call The Crescent (229-244-6747) and leave a phone number and name.  All Valdosta Garden Clubs welcome new members and are glad to share their wonderful programs with the community.

For rentals, contact us by phone at 229-244-6747 and leave a message for the Rental Consultant to contact you or click the link below for email inquiries.  Also, please complete the no-obligation form on our General Inquiries page for a temporary reservation.

For rentals, please contact our Rental Chairman – ksinkule@gmail.com

For general inquiries, contact – thecrescent1898@gmail.com