This is the Official Website of the Garden Center, Inc of Valdosta, a proud member of the Garden Club of Georgia and the National Garden Club.  The Garden Center, Inc., consists of six  Garden Clubs in Valdosta, Georgia (see Garden Clubs page).  Together, the Garden Clubs own the Crescent Mansion, Reception Hall, Chapel, Kindergarten Building,  Langdale Building, and private gardens at the rear of the Crescent.   

The  Garden Center, Inc. is located at The Crescent

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

904 North Patterson Street

P.O. Box 2423

Valdosta, Georgia  31604-2423


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

August 25, 2022        ATTENTION

Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Crescent HOUSE is closed until further notice.  Please note that the other facilities are still available for weddings, other events, and photography.  These include the KINDERGARTEN, the CHAPEL, the GARDENs, the RECEPTION HALL, and THE FRONT PORCH and FRONT GROUNDS.  We are still taking reservations for weddings and photography in these areas.  Our hope is that the House itself will be available to the public in the near future and that we will be able to offer the HOUSE as a venue once again.

.If you are interested in joining a Garden Club, we offer six different clubs (Garden Clubs) that meet at three different times to accommodate your schedule and interests.  Some clubs are generally interested in flower design and some are interested more in horticulture.  All Garden Club members maintain the beautiful public gardens in the back of the Crescent, with each club having a specific garden as their own.  Contact thecrescent1898@gmail.com for more information.

Please consider donating to help cover the needs of the Crescent.

Please send donations to

The Garden Center, Inc.

P.O. Box 2423

Valdosta, GA  31604-2423

If you wish to designate an honorarium or memorial, please send an additional email to thecrescentvaldosta@gmail.com

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work toward keeping The Crescent as the premier historic landmark of the Valdosta – Lowndes County area.



or log in to your PayPal and press the “Donate” button below (even for rentals).


The Crescent is still available for bookings for private events such as weddings, receptions, parties, and small group events.  Contact the Rental Chairman for more information at thecrescentrental@gmail.com

MORE EXCITING NEWS! A Never Forget Garden to honor our Veterans!

Two organizations – The General James Jackson Chapter, NSDAR, and The Garden Center, Inc. – are working together to create a local Never Forget Garden (NFG) on the front lawn of the Crescent to honor our veterans.  Part of the NFG includes an area for memorial bricks only for veterans.  The link to the order form is below.  Please help spread the word about the garden to honor our veterans.

I am also including some links about this national project.






If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Individual Order Form for Bricks


This quality keepsake is available at the Crescent.  Call 229-244-6747 to leave your contact information.

What a beautiful way to celebrate the holidays all through the year with a beautiful and durable Crescent Keepsake, for yourself or someone on your gift list. Stop by The Crescent Wednesday thru Friday from 1-4.  The price is $25.00 for one, but with orders of 5 or more – $20.00 each. A great way to support The Crescent and to share our iconic home with friends and family.

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

Heirloom Keepsake Ornament of The Crescent Building

Please add the address where you want the ornament to go.
The Garden Center, Inc.

P.O. Box 2423

Valdosta, GA  31604-2423

The Crescent at Valdosta

The Crescent has been a national treasure in Valdosta, Georgia, for more than 100 years.  Owned and operated by 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.

See our photo gallery.
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, a 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.

To send an email about RENTALS, please contact RENTALS  –thecrescentrental@gmail.com

For GENERAL INQUIRIES, contact – thecrescent1898@gmail.com