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 and our June Outside Living Garden Tour. 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..
Club Activities 2023
Youth Garden Club January 2023
Graphic Design Tracey Cameron/ Photos Jeannette Michelson
The Youth Garden Club of the Garden Club of LBI met on Wednesday January 18, 2023 to create a springtime arrangement to banish the winter “blahs.” Click here to go to the Youth page to see more lovely arrangements.
January 2023 Garden Club 2022 Scholarship Winner
Photo: Jeannette Michelson
Gillian Rozicer, Publicity Chair for the Garden Club of LBI recently interviewed Sarah Neil , the 2022 GCLBI scholarship recipient. Click here for the interview and to see how our scholarship is helping this student achieve her college goals.
The Garden Club in the News
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Holiday Tour of Homes December 2022
Photos:Jeannette Michelson (Click on photos to enlarge.)
The members of the Garden Club of Long Beach Island are incredibly proud of another successful fundraiser! We would like to thank first and foremost our patrons who attended our 55th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes, which was held on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Your continued support means so much to us and for our community! Countless goals have also been achieved thanks to our selfless volunteers. Our members, friends and relatives joined together to help achieve our goal!
The tour, co-chaired by Karen Martinez and Beverly Reitinger, presented five lovely, diverse decorated homes throughout our beautiful island. With addresses in hand, the tour allowed for travel to various parts of the island at your own pace. Also included in the tour were the Greens & Holiday Cookies Boutique and a catered, gourmet boxed lunch. The support we received will help us continue to expand our mission to provide our community with resources and education for the beautification of our island!
Garden Club Contributes to Hurricane Ian Relief Fund 2022
Photo by Jetty Rock Foundation
Accepting the donation from the Garden Club of LBI are (left to right) Kyle Gronostajski, Environmental Director of the Jetty Rock Foundation, Michele Farias, president of the Garden Club of LBI, Bonnie Korbeil, treasurer of the Garden Club and Julia Tomeldon, Executive Director of Jetty Rock.
The Garden Club of LBI made a $500 donation to the Jetty Rock Foundation, earmarked for southern Florida and the devastation of Hurricane Ian. Originally started after Hurricane Sandy, the Jetty Rock’s “Unite and Rebuild” campaign is now concentrating efforts toward Hurricane Ian.
“Watching the massive devastation that Hurricane Ian caused to the Florida coast brought so many memories of what we went through individually and as a community after Hurricane Sandy, “ said Garden Club president Michele Farias.
“ The Garden Club wanted to help in some way to show support to those going through what we had all experienced ten years earlier, The Jetty team and their “Unite and Rebuild” campaign was a natural choice having been so helpful to local first responders, individuals and businesses.”
Garden Club Contributes to Friends of the Island January 2023
The Garden Club of Long Beach Island is pleased to announce a 2023 Business Membership and donation to the Friends of the Island! Click here to view how our donation will help support our island’s library!