HBBC History

August 15, 1990 – First Meeting of Holden Beach Beautification Committee

October 10, 1993 – Holden Beach Beautification Committee separated from the Town of Holden Beach and became Holden Beach Beautification Club

September 15, 2011 – Joined the Garden Club of North Carolina (District 11), joined the National Garden Clubs, and became a Member of South Atlantic Region

September 15, 2011 – Logo for HBBC created

April 14, 2012 – HBBC held its first Plant Sale

May 19, 2012 – HBBC hosted its first Garden Tour

May 31, 2012 – HBBC won the following from GCNC:

  • 1st Place – Yearbook ($25.00)
  • 2nd Place – Design of Festival Garden
  • 2nd Place – Seasonal Decorated Public Building (Town Hall)
  • Certificate for Outstanding Service to HBBC from GCNC
  • Becky Greene’s photo of a Painted Bunting was chosen to be included in the GCNC Engagement Calendar

September 10, 2012- First Wall Calendar created with pictures taken by members, first Logo Totes created for sale

May 31, 2013 – HBBC won 1st Place for “Seaside Garden Tour” in the 2011 GCNC Competitions

June 30, 2013 – HBBC won Best One-Year History from the National Garden Club

July 31, 2013 – HBBC awarded our first $500.00 Academic Scholarship to a horticulture student at Brunswick

Community College

May 2014 – HBBC won the following form GCNC:

  • 1st Place – Viola Kikes Award for a one year Landscape Design
  • 1st Place – Pat Rodgers Award for a two year civil beautification project and 3rd Place for the Yearbook from GCNC

May 2016 – HBBC won 1st Place for Landscaping for the Padgett Garden Extension from the Garden Club of North Carolina

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