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


Beginning, November 1, 2018, The Crescent will be open for tours Wed – Fri 1-4 P.M.  Admission will be charged – $5 for adults.  Children under twelve are free.



March 17, 2020

The gardens and grounds as well as The Crescent will be closed 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 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 patience and understanding as we work toward keeping The Crescent as the premier historic landmark of the Valdosta – Lowndes County area.

Normally during Georgia Garden Week, our Valdosta Garden Clubs, as well as garden clubs throughout the state, would be hosting garden events for the public and working on planting projects.  Since the coronavirus shutdown prevents this, we will be celebrating virtually by asking members and friends to post pictures of their beloved flowers, plants, and gardens on our Facebook page..  All qualify – flower gardens, herbs, vegetables, trees, container plants, flower arrangements, useful or pretty weeds, vines, mushrooms – anything you grow, arrange, or show.  If you can post information about it, that is even better.  In addition, information about herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, fertilizer, tools  – anything pertaining to all kinds of gardens and garden-type thing is welcome.  Let’s flood our Facebook page with beauty and information during Georgia Garden Week 2020 and beyond!



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 or just  use our PayPal for your holiday purchases. 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


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

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


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