Nancy and John Hugo have owned Flower Camp since 1977. They have renovated most of the buildings (some of them dating from the early 1800s) and have gradually restored the grounds from tangles of privet and honeysuckle to tangles of other wildflowers, garden flowers, and weeds! For almost 20 years, Nancy offered workshops at Flower Camp in subjects ranging from nature journaling and botanical drawing to flower arranging and Japanese brush painting, but in 2011, the Hugos stopped offering programs themselves and began renting the property to others.
Many Virginians know Nancy as the former garden columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, education manager at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, author of Earth Works: Readings for Backyard Gardeners and, with Jeff Kirwan, Remarkable Trees of Virginia. Nancy still writes at Flower Camp, where she and John now live in one of the cabins.
Flower Camp, with its pond, bold stream, gardens, and river frontage, is 30 miles southwest of Charlottesville in the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont.
For more information about Flower Camp, contact Nancy at 804-798-6364