Member Meetings


Dianne Pleyn, 1st Vice President & Chris Adams, guest speaker

The Garden Club of LBI held their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2023.  Nearly 125 members and guests attended.

Members and guests were treated to a lovely tea provided by Marge Girardo, Hospitality Committee Chair, and her committee.  Nancy Kunz created a stunning spring centerpiece that was admired by all.

Individual committee chairs discussed their programs, projects and goals to keep our membership informed.  Our Club relies on the collaboration of our committees to beautify and educate our community.

This month’s guest speaker was Chris Adams, owner of Eastbound Horticulture & Agronomy Consulting. Chris discussed planting and implementing a successful organic kitchen garden.  Some of his tricks and tips were garden setup, vegetable varieties and pollination.

Two of our events, Art in Bloom and Outside Living Garden Tour & Art Show, will be held as follows:

Art in Bloom 
Thursday, May 18, 2023
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
120 Long Beach Boulevard
Loveladies, NJ
This event is free!

Outside Living Garden Tour and Art Show  
Monday, June 19, 2023.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tickets: $40

For more information and tickets for the Outside Living Garden Tour and Art Show, please email Ellie at:

April 2023 Meeting

Photo by Jeannette Michelson 

New members April 13, 2023. Standing (l to r) Linda Kragie, Nancy Sternberger, Kathleen Dowe, Becca Phillips, Rachael Teutul, Rachel Halford. Seated (l to r) Joanne Orlandi, Lisa Tyson, Jackie Marcoon.

Photos by Olga Perlman

Created by (l to r) Nancy Kunz & Leslie Karvan

The Garden Club of LBI inducted 10 new members at their April 13, 2023 monthly meeting. The total membership to date is 197 members with 174 active members and 23 associate members!

The guest speaker at the Club’s meeting was Caren White, of Advice from the Herb Lady. The gardener, writer and speaker, is a Master Gardener who demonstrated how to use herbs to attract beneficial insects, repel pests, improve your soil and adding companion plants in your garden. White is also a member of the Herb Society of America.

The Club’s hospitality chair, Marge Girardo, and her committee prepared delicious sandwiches and desserts served with tea or coffee. Two lovely centerpieces were created by Leslie Karvan and Nancy Kunz.