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.
The Standard Flower Show May 5, 2022
We Had a Flower Show!
Photos: Jeannette Michelson
Design Class3 How Far I'll Go - First Place, Design Choice Award and Flower Show Design of Excellence Irene Bausmith
Horticulture - Ribbon Earrings First Place, Growr's Choice Award and Horticulture Excellence Julie Eller
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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.
The Garden Club in the News!
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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)
Arbor Day Celebration – April 29, 2022
Photo: Diane Macrides
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.
May Meeting 2022
Photo: Jeannette Michelson
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
Monthly New Jersey 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!
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