Mission Statement

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 outreach 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 New Jersey. 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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 Ship Bottom Parade December  2021

The wind subsided and the sun came out as the Garden Club of LBI’s holiday float made its way down Long Beach Boulevard in the annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade. The decorating of the float was spear-headed by Karen Martinez with several garden club members giving a helping hand.  Snoopy looked quite at home by the mantle  reflecting  the parade  theme  of  “Comfort and Joy for Christmas” while members lead the way with a lively walk. Click on any photo to enlarge.

Photos: Karen Martinez and Jeannette Michelson


 Flower Show Planning  December 2021

Photo: Jeannette Michelson

Standard Flower show chair Julie Eller (l) and co-chair Cindy McGrath.

Although it is still only December, planning for the May 5, 2022 Standard Flower Show is underway. Click here to get latest information on the upcoming May show.

The Gardens at Thanksgiving 2021

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”  John Howard Bryant

Photos:Jeannette Michelson

Click here to see  photos of the Garden at Beach Haven Library at Thanksgiving.

Or the  photos of the Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens at Thanksgiving.

Or the photos of the Pollinator Garden at Thanksgiving.


Giving Thanks  November 2021 Meeting

Helping Stock Food Pantry
Bev Reitinger shows off members generous donations to the local food bank.

“More than 100 food items were collected for a special Thanksgiving presentation to the St. Francis Food Pantry on  LBI by members of the Garden Club of LBI. Members regularly contribute nonperishable food as part of their monthly meeting but decided to break records for November. Intergenerational chair person and former president, Bev Reitinger of Brant Beach gathers for for distribution to the food pantry.”  The Mailbag, November 26 ,2021.

Eighty-seven members attended the November 11th meeting . Teddie Falcone , from the Garden Club of Long Valley, is an award winning floral designer and Flower Show Judge. Teddie demonstrated new floral design trends for the upcoming holidays. Click on any photo to enlarge.

Photos: Jeannette Michelson


House Tour Postponed to 2022

The Holiday House Tour planned for December 2021 will be postponed until December 2022. This decision was made due to our deep concern for community health. Next December’s House Tour will mark 55 years on Long Beach Island.

Photo: Jeannette Michelson

Club members will now focus on two major events scheduled for Spring 2022. On May 5, 2022 the club will present a “Standard Flower Show” a free-to-the-public display of members floral arranging  and gardening expertise. This will be followed by the second annual “Outside Living Garden Tour” on June 15, 2022.  Details to follow.