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.
Executive Committee 2022-2023
President – Michele Farias
1st Vice President/Programs – Diane Pleyn
2nd Vice President/Membership – Eileen Szperka
Recording Secretary – Lois Perry
Treasurer/Finance – Bonnie Korbeil
Assistant Treasurer – Theresa Petersen
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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Outside Living Garden Tour and Art Show June 2022
Photos: Jeannette Michelson/Beach Haven Library Diane Macrides
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The Garden Club of Long Beach Island held its Outside Living Garden Tour and Art Show on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 10 AM – 4 PM. The day was lovely and the event was well attended. To view highlights from the individual gardens click on the link below,
The Garden Club in the News!
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Annual June Luncheon 2022
Painting by Irene Bausmith/ Graphic Design by Tracey Cameron
The Garden Club of Long Beach Island held its annual June Luncheon on Wednesday June 8, 2022 at The Waterfront in Forked River. Kent Russell presented his program “Candy in the Garden” to the delight of our members.
Intergenerational June 2022
Photo: Olga Perlman
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.