Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens

Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens Chairs 2021-2022: Betty Frey and Cathy Sutton

Barnegat Light Historical Museum
501 Central Avenue, Barnegat Light, N.J.

Come and enjoy the Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens located at the Barnegat Light Museum on the corner of 5th street and Central Avenue in Barnegat Light. The garden was formerly the playground when the museum was a one room schoolhouse. At nearly one-third of an acre, this  large garden has been maintained by  Garden Club of Long Beach Island  members for over 50 years. Due to the dedication of the members, the garden has expanded greatly since its inception. Click here to see the evolution of the garden through the years.
The garden provides year round enjoyment. Around the fountain, at the center of the garden, are pink and white heathers that bloom all winter. There are two witch hazels, one yellow and one orange, that bloom in February with flowers that resemble little firecrackers.  In March the hellebores bloom in many colors throughout the garden. They are followed by daffodils, tulips, irises and crocuses. After that , it’s time for the perennials and annuals. There is a very special pine tree near the fish pond called a Japanese Umbrella Pine. A huge Southern Magnolia erupts in fragrant, dish-sized blooms in July. The garden contains many milkweed plants where Monarch butterflies lay their eggs. Visitors to the garden then have the pleasure of watching them emerge from their chrysalis, drying their wings and flying off! The garden is  constantly changing . Please visit often to see all that the  Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens has to offer in each season. Click on any photo to enlarge.

The Garden at Thanksgiving 2021

Photos: Jeannette Michelson


October 2021

“Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus

Photos: Jeannette Michelson


 September 2021

“The philosopher who said that work well done never needs doing over, never weeded a garden.” Ray D. Everson, Journalist

Photos: Jeannette Michelson


The Ladies of the Garden

Commemorative Brick Paver

What better way to honor that special someone than by placing a brick with his or her name on it in the walkway at EDG.
To print out a brick-engraving form, click here.