Awards and Grants

Awards Committee Chair 2022-2023:  Maryann Chatfield
Each year the Garden Club of New Jersey (GCNJ) presents awards to various local clubs in recognition of their outstanding projects, programs and members.
All local clubs submit applications in compliance with the requirements of the National Garden Club (NCG). The Garden Club of LBI has been the recipient of numerous yearly awards.  In addition to the State and National awards a club may also be presented awards by the Central Atlantic Region (CAR).  The Central Atlantic Region consists of all garden clubs of NY, NJ, PA, OH, DE, MD and the Washington, DC area.

Garden Club of NJ Awards August 2022

Photos: Jeannette Michelson

The Garden Club of Long beach Island received two awards form the Garden Club of New Jersey. The club won the Violet Bennet trophy for the Pollinator Garden in Bay Breeze Park Barnegat Light.  The club also received the Jane Bersch award for launching the Outside Living Garden Tour in 2021 that was open to the public. Karen Martinez was the chair of the 2021 Outside Living Garden Tour and Bonnie Brodman is the chair of the Pollinator Garden.