This is the Official Website of the Garden Center, Inc of Valdosta, owner of 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.

ANNOUNCEMENT!! -Amaryllis Club will have a Plant Swap and Sale on the front lawn of the Crescent on Sunday afternoon, October 18, from 2-4 pm.  There are always lots of plants from which to choose.  Bring your money and/or your plants and enjoy the afternoon with other plant lovers!

Below is an Open Letter to the Community from the Garden Center, Inc., recently published in the Valdosta Daily Times


Please consider making a donation to help cover the needs of the Crescent.

Please send donations to

The Garden Center, Inc.

P.O. Box 2423

Valdosta, GA  31604-2423

Follow this link:


or log into your PayPal or use your credit card by pressing the “Donate” button below.

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


The Crescent IS still available for bookings for private events such as weddings, receptions, parties, and small group events.  Please contact the Rental Chairman at thecrescentrental@gmail.com.

Beginning, November 1, 2018, The Crescent will be open for tours Wed – Fri 1-4 P.M.  Admission will be charged – $5.    However, please read the NOTICE below.

NOTICE—March 17, 2020 – Current

We apologize, but the gardens and grounds as well as The Crescent will be closed to the public until further notice.  This is to ensure the safety and health of our members and our guests.  We will be using this time to replace all of the roofs on all of our buildings as well as making other repairs.  We ask for your safety that you please wait and visit our complex (including all gardens and our grounds) once construction has been completed.  We are looking forward with great excitement to opening our doors again, possibly around the Christmas Holidays, when we are refreshed and ready for your visits.  We will be announcing that reopening on Facebook and here on our web page.  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.


This quality keepsake is available at the Crescent, Wednesday through Friday,

from 1-4 PM at regular open hours.

What a beautiful way to celebrate the holidays all through the year with a beautiful and durable Crescent Keepsake, for yourself or for 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

If you are interested in joining a Garden Club, we offer seven different 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.

The Crescent at Valdosta

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

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, 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.

For RENTALS, please contact RENTALS  –thecrescentrental@gmail.com

For GENERAL INQUIRIES, contact – thecrescent1898@gmail.com