Get Growing!

Mark your calendar for April 22-23 and plan to visit the largest HBBC Plant Sale ever! New this year: a Potting Shed and “Ask a Gardener”. For more details visit our website’s Plant Sale Page.

August Yard of the Month

The Holden Beach Beautification Club has selected the yard of Caren Bills and Bob Steele as the August 2022 yard of the month.  The couple’s yard, at 206 Brunswick Avenue W., features an array of delightful blooming plants such as zinnias, gerbera daisies, oleander, black-eyed susans, and hydrangeas. These plants are framed by shiny shrubs, sago palms, and even a ginkgo tree. It’s obvious they enjoy their yard and home with its wonderful outdoor seating areas, and slightly hidden quiet garden in the back.

This entry was posted on August 11, 2022.

July Yard of the Month

The home of Vann and Janet Carter at 123 Durham Street is a joyful space with several different garden areas.  You are greeted at the driveway fence with a soft-colored new dawn rose.  There is an abundance of hydrangea, along with daylilies, gaura, Gerber daisies, blueberries, plumbago, pineapple lilies, and agapanthus…just to name some of the plants.  The garden spaces make the most of their lot and they enjoy it daily!

This entry was posted on July 29, 2022.

Patriotic Decor

Our hardworking Seasonal Decor Committee has been at it again, getting the island ready for Independence Day! New this year, the Committee made giant wooden firecrackers – the only fireworks allowed on Holden Beach! Look for them in Padgett Garden as you come off the bridge and also at Town Hall. We wish everyone a safe and fun Fourth of July!

This entry was posted on July 1, 2022.

June Yard of the Month

The Holden Beach Beautification Club has selected the garden of Ron and Jane Skubic as the June garden of the month.  They have created a lovely garden that encompasses the entire outside space at their home on 144 Starfish. This is quite a feat given various canal floodings they had to contend with!  The variety of plants is both peaceful and vibrant at the same time, making a tapestry to enjoy each day. There is a welcoming bench, a few choice pieces of garden art, and paths leading to each different area.  There are lilies and daylilies, coreopsis, bluets, queen anne’s lace, egyngiums, hyacinths and roses, glads, coneflowers, iris, and hollyhocks;  just to name a few.  One picture doesn’t do the gardens justice! 

This entry was posted on July 1, 2022.

May Yard of the Month

The Holden Beach Beautification Club has chosen the yard at 115 Sunshine Lane as the May Yard of the Month.  “Holden Shamrocks” is owned by Becky and Steve Greene and It’s evident that this yard didn’t happen by luck! Your eye is drawn to the many pink planters on the railing and the well-manicured zoysia grass.  When you look further you will find a huge weeping bottle brush, several plumeria, potted hibiscus not to mention an agave plant.  Look closer and you will see many bottle and glass art pieces (can you find the frog) all of which Becky created. Look at the colorful painted rain barrel, a gift from their son.  Congratulations Becky and Steve.

This entry was posted on May 10, 2022.

Come See Us at the Plant Sale!


Get Your Garden Growing!

Spring is here and that means it is time for the annual Holden Beach Beautification Club Plant Sale.  This event is our largest fundraiser of the year and we depend on it to keep the island’s gardens looking great.  We will have a beautiful selection of annuals and perennials to brighten any home!

When:  Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 (The weekend of Days at the Docks Festival) 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where:  Vintage Construction, 3003 Holden Beach Road – near Archibalds!  

Did you know…

  • The proceeds from this fundraiser are used for plants and landscaping materials for the public gardens of Holden Beach
  • Club members plant the Town’s gardens twice each year, in spring and fall, with colorful annuals and are constantly tucking beach-friendly perennials into the Town’s gardens all over the island
  • Plants are grown locally at nurseries that support HBBC or are shared by members
  • Plants make great, lasting souvenirs to remember Holden Beach!
  • Can’t make it to the Plant Sale but still want to support us?  Consider sending a donation, it’s even tax deductible!  Go to our website and click the Donate menu or Click here.

Come out and support this worthwhile fundraiser and come away with not only a gorgeous plant for your home but knowing you helped make Holden Beach a little more beautiful!

Annual Donation Drive Begins

HBBC designs, plants, decorates, and maintains the public areas of Holden Beach.  This includes Padgett Garden (above), Town Hall, and the other gardens.

Each year we ask for donations to continue our work and this year donations are especially important.  We are renovating Butterfly Garden and completely redesigning and replanting Town Hall.  If you would like to contribute to the club’s work you may do so in two ways:

  • Send a check made out to HBBC of any amount to Vicki Myers, HBBC Treasurer, 301 Ocean Blvd. West, Holden Beach, NC 28462,

The Holden Beach Beautification Club is a 501C(3) Nonprofit and your donation may be tax-deductible.

We are grateful for any contribution you can make!

Springtime is Here!

The Easter Bunny visited Holden Beach and left springtime decor for us to enjoy!  When you enter the island check out the colorful eggs, bunnies, and whirly-gigs in Padgett Garden.  Thanks to Janet Carter (chair) and the Seasonal Decor Committee for their whimsical display!

Next weekend the Gardens and Town Hall will be replanted with spring and summer annuals to brighten the display.

This entry was posted on April 3, 2022.

Get Ready for Spring! Plant Propagation

The Holden Beach Beautification Club welcomed Vicki Furhmann of the NC Extension Service and Master Gardeners to our March monthly meeting. Vicki spoke on Plant Propagation and then led a demonstration for members. She also discussed the importance of Milkweed for pollinators and especially Monarch Butterflies. Members took home seedlings they had repotted to nurture until it is warm enough to plant in the yard or in a pot.

This entry was posted on March 17, 2022.