End of Year Luncheon a Success

Out-going HBBC Board: Beverly Compton, Linda Rast, Gina Martin, Donna Aycock, Diana Hadesty, and Frannie Pompeii.

Holden Beach Beautification Club closed out the year with the annual luncheon and awards.  Members enjoyed excellent food at The Cove while they celebrated a successful year.

Out-going President Gina Martin welcomed everyone and gave a wrap up of the year’s highlights.  She recognized members for recruiting new members and recognized the outgoing Board and Committee Chairs.  She presented Vicki Myers with the Golden Trowel Award and gave Over and Above awards to Pete Schwaiger and Donna Aycock.  Bennie Hall was recognized as a Golden Gardener for 15 years of service to the Club.  Diana Hadesty was recognized as Club Member of the Year.  Gina was thanked for her service to the Club as President.

Gina swore in the new Club officers:

  • President Gayle Todd
  • First Vice President Becky Willis
  • Second Vice President Cecelia Weston
  • Third Vice President Janice Sullivan
  • Secretary Vicki Myers
  • Treasurer Donna Aycock

Incoming President Gayle Todd announced her Committee Chairs and discussed plans for the upcoming year including hosting a Flower Show.  Gina Martin gave closing remarks and thanked Donna Blume, Frannie Pompeii, Donna Aycock, and Lillian West for planning the luncheon.

This entry was posted on May 17, 2018.

Brunswick County Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale

Tickseed ‘Moonbeam’ Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam

Brunswick County Master Gardeners are hosting a native plant sale and seminars on:

Friday, May 18
Seminar 8:30AM
Plant Sale 11AM

Saturday, May 19 
Seminar 8:30AM
Sale 11AM – 3PM

The Native Plant Sale features a large selection of native perennials and shrubs beneficial to butterflies, pollinators, and birds. This sale offers one of the largest selections of native and pollinator plants in the area.   No registration required for seminars–plenty of room in the Building N Extension Meeting Room.

For more information and directions on the sale click here.

This entry was posted on May 9, 2018.

Thank You! Plant Sale a Success!

Members get ready for Plant Sale 2018

The 2018 Plant Sale is in the books and was a great success!  We are still totaling up but it appears the 7th Annual sale topped last year’s record!  Thanks and congratulations to Plant Sale Chair Pat Schwaiger, the Plant Sale Committee, and the rest of the Club!  Thanks too to our Art Committee which crafted so many lovely items to support the sale.  A warm thank you also goes out to the Holden Beach community who supported the sale and our mission of beautifying Holden Beach.

This entry was posted on April 30, 2018.

Plant Sale Wraps Up Today!

Today is the last day of the 2018 Plant Sale!  Hours today are 9:00am to 3:00pm at the EOC building near the Food Lion on Sabbath Home Road.  There are still lots of gorgeous annuals and perennials to brighten up any landscape.  Click here for more information on our Plant Sale page.

There has been tremendous interest in plants removed from Padgett Garden during the recent renovation.  Padgett Garden is the waterfall garden at the foot of the bridge and Ocean Blvd often used for family photos.  This is the last chance to get Padgett Garden plants for your own garden.  There are Crinium Lily bulbs, roses, and other specimens available.  These plants make a fun and useful souvenir and will bloom for years.

Prices are great and all proceeds go to beautify the Holden Beach Gardens!  See you at the Plant Sale!


This entry was posted on April 28, 2018.

Plant Sale Time!

The Holden Beach Beautification Club is getting ready for the Annual Plant Sale.  Come by and see us this Friday and Saturday, 9am – 3pm at the EOC building on Sabbath Home Road.  This year looks to be the largest sale yet!  Gorgeous annuals and perennials in bloom, plus herbs, veggies, and much more!

This year only we will have plants that were saved from Padgett Garden during the renovation process.   This well-loved garden at the foot of the bridge, which has been the site of weddings and Christmas card photos for years, is getting a major renovation and many plants are being removed for transplanting to other island gardens.  Some of the plants will also be available at the Plant Sale.  Bring home a bit of Padgett Garden for your landscape!

We also have all the favorites people always want like geraniums, knock-out roses, and ornamental grasses as well as unique, hard to find specimens!  If you are coming for the Festival stop by the Plant Sale and pick up a plant as a special souvenir!  In addition, the talented ladies from our Art Committee have created items to enhance your garden.

The best part about the Plant Sale is that 100% of the proceeds go to buying landscaping plants and materials for the Town’s public gardens.

For more information and a map to the EOC Building check out the Plant Sale page on our website!


This entry was posted on April 26, 2018.

Designer Plants for Holden Beach

The Holden Beach Beautification Club welcomed Dane Fisher to the April Membership Meeting.  Dane is a horticulturist with an interest in growing plants that are adapted to Holden Beach.  He is currently working on coleus plants adapted to thrive in the sometimes harsh conditions found here.  He is breeding for drought tolerance, full sun, and other conditions that can make it difficult for our microclimate.

New members Marge Doyle, Judy Bayless and Sharon Berezo joined us.  Our hostesses for the meeting were Eve Venters, and Julia Anderson (co-chairs).  They were assisted by JoAnn Burke, and Sharon Butler.


This entry was posted on April 19, 2018.