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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.
President of the Garden Club of Long Beach Island 2021-2022:  Michele Farias

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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Youth and Seniors May 2022

Photos: Theresa Petersen and Jeannette Michelson

Two of the Garden Club of LBI’s outreach  programs that cover a broad range of ages  met  on Wednesday May 18, 2022. The Senior Services Committee met at Ocean County Southern Service Center for a spring program with local senior citizens. The Youth Garden Club Committee also met on Wednesday at the LBI branch of the Ocean County Library for a holiday arrangement for community children in grades 3-6.                                                               Click here to go to Senior Services page. 

Click here to go to the Youth Garden Club page.

The Standard Flower Show May 5, 2022

We Had a Flower Show!

Photos: Jeannette Michelson

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On Thursday May 5, 2022 the Garden Club of LBI held a Standard Flower Show at the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences that was well attended by members and the public. Six design categories  were featured  with outstanding floral arrangements. The horticulture section was bountiful and the new- for-this-year education section  was enlightening. Refreshments, piano music and flowers made for a delightful afternoon.

But don’t stop here. Click on this link to view the Standard Flower Show page  to see this event in all its loveliness..

The Garden Club in the News!

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Click here to go to the publicity page and see our club  in the local news.

 

COMING  JUNE 15, 2022 !

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The Garden Club of Long Beach Island – Outside Living Garden Tour and Art Show will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 10 AM – 4 PM. (Rain date June 16)

Click here to go to the Outside Living Garden Tour page.

Arbor Day Celebration – April 29, 2022

Photo: Diane Macrides

Michele Farias ,President of the Garden Club of LBI, with the ceremonial shovel in a gift of a tree to the Methodist Church of Beach Haven, location of Garden Club meetings, in honor of Arbor Day.

On Friday, April 29, the Garden Club of Long Beach Island celebrated Arbor Day by planting a tree at the First Methodist Church in Beach Haven Gardens.  A brief ceremony from President Michele Farias was held as the tree was dedicated.

Click here to go to Arbor Day page and read Michel Farias’s dedication.

 

May Meeting 2022

Photo: Jeannette Michelson

Todd Pover, Senior Wildlife Biologist atConserve Wildlife NJ was featured speaker.

Todd Pover spoke about PIping Plovers on LBI  to the 108 members in attendance at the May 12, 2022 meeting. For more details of May’s meeting click here to go to the Member meeting page.

 

May  2022 Library Arrangements

Photos: Diane Pleyn

Click here to see all the monthly library arrangements since October 2021.

 Monthly New Jersey Gardening

March NJ Gardening

Ah, spring! There’s nothing quite like that first day…almost warm enough to open up some of your windows after the long winter. Goodbye cold dark days, hello to a new season of growth and warm sunshine! It’s the perfect time to capitalize on that fresh feeling and much needed spring cleaning. Keep calm and garden on!

Click on the link below to follow the Farmer’s Almanac. Plug in our zip code and consult their monthly gardening calendar for 2022 gardening tips.

https://www.almanac.com/gardening/tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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