Presidents Message
June 2020

Hello Ladies.


This has been the fastest two years of my life and the most fun! I want to thank all of you for your help and support during my term as president of the Garden Club. We have accomplished a lot. We planted Pepper Trees and cleaned up La Bella Fontana Park. We planted new Palm Trees at Naples School and replaced an Olive Tree in the Naples Plaza median. I am so grateful for the opportunity to get to know so many of you better. I look forward to the restoration of our annual Flower Show, Arbor Day, May Day, Plant Sale and June luncheon.

Thank you all and remember to keep:

Harmony in the garden


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


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

5872 Naples Plaza

Long Beach, CA  90803

For membership information email


Meetings are limited to members and their invited guests

Officers 2018-2019

President - Marianne Huntley

1st Vice President - Ginny Clark

2nd Vice-President - Lynne Clarke

Treasurer - Ducky Caswell

Corresponding Secretary - Ann Devlin-Snyder

Recording Secretary - Margaret Dineen-Kern

Past President - Barbara Jordon


5872 Naples Plaza, Long Beach, California

Sumera Wacker, Webmaster

Marianne Huntley, President


Lynne Clarke, Membership Chair


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