5872 Naples Plaza, Long Beach, California

Sumera Wacker, Webmaster

Marianne Huntley, President


Lynne Clarke, Membership Chair


© 2018 by Naples Islands Garden Club 

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Presidents Message
Feb 2020

Hello Everyone!  As we near the end of winter, we look forward to so many things happening at this time of year.  The next program, promises to be very “Our Bolsa Chica Wetlands” interesting and informative. I hope you all can come to hear about the accomplishments and history of this important reserve. I would like to take this time to encourage all of you to please fill out your  .  We are entering into a new year, “Volunteer Sheets” but, more importantly, a new Board.  I take pride in knowing what an incredibly inclusive Club this is and positions are open to any and all members. Please consider volunteering for a Board position, a Committee Chairmanship or a Project. All are important and needed in order to keep our fantastic Club going. New ideas as well as traditions are equally welcome.

I am excited for our April 7th  Please start thinking Flower Show. about ideas to enter.  Plant some flowers to show! I hope most of you will participate. That always makes it more fun!


Finally, please check out the website to Laguna Beach Gate & Garden Tour, and purchase your ticket for the May excursion. It promises to be a beautiful day.


I thank you all for your continued participation. We have the greatest Club ever.

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