To further, in every way, interest in gardening and kindred subjects and to cooperate with all programs for the improvement in planting, conservation, environment and beautification of our island.
The Club supports many out-reach programs, local environmental organizations, scholarship programs, and services through the monies raised by our annual Holiday Tour of Homes.
Professional speakers present programs throughout the year on floral design, horticulture, environmental issues and garden-related topics.
Membership meetings are held the second Thursday of every month, September through May excluding December.
Interested in joining our club? You must have a residence on Long Beach Island or Stafford Township. Ask one of our members about attending a meeting or go to the “Contact Us” tab to complete the Membership Contact Form. When filling out form please include city/town in address. Thank you.
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November 2019 – Holiday Season
The well attended November meeting featured Diane English who presented a floral design demonstration of traditional and not-so-traditional holiday arrangements. Nine new members were inducted and welcomed into the garden club. Amongst the new members inducted but not present were Joanne Burkhardt, Holly Morton and Camille Sharp.
Photos: Tracey Cameron
October 2019 – Autumn Days
The October meeting kicked off with ticket sales for the 2019 Holiday Tour of Homes. Once again, the response was overwhelming with only a few coveted tickets remaining at the end of the meeting. The featured speaker was Rick Bushnell , President of Reclam the Bay. His topic “Silence of the Clams” discussed efforts to restore the clam population of Barnegat Bay in order to improve the bay’s overall health.
The House Tour 2019 ticket sellers. Standing (l to r) Joan Fitzsimmons, Bev Reitinger, Chair Diane Macrides, Janet Villardo-Farrell, Joan Carpenter. Seated (l to r) Pat Powers, Joan Coughlin, Angie Manzi.
Programs Vice-President JoAnne McKee with October's featured speaker, Rick Bushnell, President of Re-Clam the Bay.