Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens

Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens Chair 2024-2025:  Carol Thim

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 The 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.
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.

Fall is on its Way! September 2023

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Photos by Lois Mullen (click on images to enlarge)

The Garden  June 2023

”There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse

Photos by Diane Macrides  (click on images to enlarge)

The Garden  May 2023

“A Fine Spring is Good for Everybody”  – Ukrainian Proverb

Photos by Jeannette Michelson (click on images to enlarge)


The Garden on March 29, 2023

“Daffodils are yellow trumpets of Spring.”     Richard Ratliff

Photos by Jeannette Michelson ( click on images to enlarge)