Tour of Gardens Chair 2021-2022: Judie Alloway
Outside Living Garden Tour June 2021
As we recover and heal, we are reminded to take a deep breath, smell the flowers and enjoy the beautiful outdoor living spaces here on Long Beach Island. This year The Garden Club of LBI partnered with local landscapers to present our first ever “Outside Living Garden Tour.” Over 200 people visited private residences with varied gardens and outdoor living areas. Also featured on the tour were the many gardens the club maintains on LBI. Click on photos to enlarge and begin a slide show of each gallery.
Photos: Jeannette Michelson
This garden is a bayside retreat that features a welcoming floral bicycle and large pots of flowing flowers along the dockside patio. There are private nooks with plants, an inviting dining table and a cabana to kick back and enjoy the view.
The Beach Haven Library Garden, the Veteran’s Garden at LBIF in Loveladies and the Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens in Barnegat Light are all kept looking their best with meticulous care from Garden Club members. These gardens are always open to the public.
This small yard maximizes outdoor enjoyment with a pool and a well-equipped kitchen. The trees and plantings make this a relaxing private space.
Surf City Aquaponic Garden
Dr. Reed Lerman’s aquaponic garden uses water and tiny clay balls instead of soil. Four fish ponds fertilize the water that circulates to the plants through a maze of pumps and tubes. All the plants are thriving.
A shimmering turquoise pool is a can’t-miss invitation into this flower-laden, secluded garden on the bay. A luxurious outdoor kitchen promises dinners by the water with fresh homegrown veggies from the side garden. Bocci anyone?
A park-like entrance leads to a winding stone pathway that reveals a shimmering saltwater pool enclosed by a strikingly modern guest house. Bright orange cannas and petunias (in contrast to black, crackled pottery) added color to the patio.