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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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.

New  Members October Meeting 2021

Photos: Jeannette Michelson

New Members. (l to r) Karin Verri, Laura Henrich, Barbara Duff, Barbara Welsch, Kathy Steppacher and Terry Kulinski. 

On Thursday October 14, 2021, 93 Garden Club members met at the Bay Breeze park Pavilion in Barnegat Light. Nine new members were inducted in the club. New members not pictured are Kathy Miganelli, Monica Moeller and Lee-Ann Oros.  Angela Anderson, Recycling/Sustainability Director fro Long Beach Township, spoke to the  club about a variety of environmental topics relevant to the island. It was also announced that a Holiday Luncheon would be held for members in early December. Details to follow.


Welcome Back!  September 2021

Photos: Jeannette Michelson

On Thursday September 9, 2021 the Garden Club held its first indoor meeting since March 2020. Although the traditional  luncheon tea was temporarily suspended , 84 members and 11 guests attended the lively meeting. Committee chairs introduced their committees to new members, plans for the upcoming  December 2021″Holiday Tour of Homes ” and the May 2022 Standard Flower Show were presented. Click on photos to enlarge.

The Ladies Who Didn’t Lunch


Pollinator Garden Opening  July 2021

“If you build it, they will come.”  – Kevin Costner

Photos: Jeannette Michelson

Before. February 2021.
After. July 2021.

On July 28, 2021 the Mayor of Barnegat Light, Kirk Larson, officially cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the official opening of the Garden Club of LBI Pollinator Garden in Bay Breeze  Park, Barnegat Light. Click here to go to the Birds and Wildlife page for more photos and information.