Presidents Message

Lucky Ducky was fortunate enough to have been born and raised in Naples and has lived all but two years in the same place she now calls home. She worked for a shipping company at the Port of LA for eighteen years and there met and married husband Bill. For the last twenty-three years she has worked as a property manager. Ducky has one daughter, Michelle, an attorney, who lives with her family in Santa Monica. Ducky joined the NIGC in 1990 and served as Co-Chair of the Flower Show with Nancy Tinsley for many years. She loves gardening, photography, painting, reading, and time with her family. A little-known fact about Ducky is that she spent her senior year living on Catalina Island and graduated from Avalon High School.

“Plant Kindness and You Will Harvest Love”

NIGC History

The fertile soil and gentle climate of the South were perhaps the reason the first garden club in America was founded there. The Ladies Garden Club of America was formed in 1891 in Athens, GA.  Garden clubs quickly expanded throughout the South and then across our nation. The National Garden Club, of which we are members, was established in 1929.  These clubs were not just concerned with teas and genteel Flower Shows or improvement of members’ private gardens. Many clubs were the earliest advocates of civic beautification, planting of street trees, maintenance of parks, and campaigns against blight especially billboards.  Restoration and maintenance of nearby historic gardens was also a priority of many clubs.

14 Years as a "Blue Ribbon" Club

One that participates in and fulfills the objectives of the CIGCI and National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), and demonstrates a well rounded program with many diverse activities and projects - all for the good of the community.  

NIGC Membership

133 Members

Meetings 2nd Monday of the Month

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. -  Social

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  -  Program

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm. - Business Meeting


NIGC P.O. Box 14688 Long Beach, CA 90803-4688

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Meetings are limited to members and their invited guests

Officers 2020-2022

President -Rose {Ducky Riley} Caswell

1st Vice President - Pam McCredie                 

2nd Vice-President - Lynne Clarke

Treasurer - Dawn Doeve

Corresponding Secretary - Ann Devlin-Snyder                   Recording Secretary - Debbie Smith                              

Past President - Marianne Huntley