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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February – Happy Valentine’s Day
The February guest speakers, from the Native Plant Society of New Jersey S.E. Chapter, presented an informative film that introduced twelve tenacious invasive non-native plants prevalent in Southern New Jersey. They suggested native plant alternatives for our area. Luncheon centerpieces were provided by Gale Garfinkel and Diane Pleyn. Click on any photo to enlarge.
Photos: Jeannette Michelson
January 2020 – Happy New Year!
The first meeting of the new year featured speaker Sue Puder, a wildlife photographer for over 30 years and a contributor to Nature Photographer Magazine. She is also the founder of the Southern Ocean Birding Group. Sue shared with the Garden Club her beautiful photos of the many birds that inhabit the Pine Barrens. Centerpieces for this month’s meeting were provided by Carol Freas and Lois Perry. Click on any photo to enlarge.
Photos: Tracey Cameron
December 2019 – Holiday Tour of Homes