September Yard of the Month

The Holden Beach Beautification Club chose the yard belonging to Everette and Betty Graham as September Yard of the month. The yard on Brunswick Avenue East is a colorful collection of blooms with red, white, and pink vincas, dune rose bushes, hibiscus, and lantana. There is a century plant, a potted red yucca and fern, a blooming crepe myrtle, and a holly bush. Added interest is a tall, beautifully flowering, red plumeria or lai tree, also. Congratulation, Everette and Betty!

This entry was posted on September 2, 2020.

August Yard of the Month

The Holden Beach Beautification Club would like to congratulate Caren Bills and Bob Steele, whose yard on Brunswick Avenue West, was chosen for the August Yard of the Month. The yard is filled with old and new landscaping with multiple trees, bushes, flowering beauties in pots and in the garden. There are many types of zinnias and salvias, black-eyed Susans, petunias, Gerbers, and torenias. Palms, oleanders, azaleas, hibiscus, and hydrangeas all add color and depth.  Congratulations, Caren and Bob!
This entry was posted on August 7, 2020.

Memory Stones

Sunshine Committee Chair Carolyn Metrakos arranges the new Memory Stones in Padgett Garden.

When one of our members passes we honor them by placing a Memory Stone for them in Padgett Garden.  All HBBC members serve on a committee and contribute to our mission of beautifying Holden Beach.  While these members may no longer be with us we remember them and recognize their contributions to our organization.



This entry was posted on July 11, 2020.

July Yard of the Month

The Holden Beach Beautification Club chose a yard on Sailfish Drive for the July Yard of the Month. The yard belonging to Deborah Fish and Gregg Fiesenthaler is filled with so many colorful blooms including lantana, vinca, portulaca,  lavender, black-eyed Susan’s, and salvia.  There are brightly colored hydrangeas, mallow, coleus Verbena, and roses. Small yard ornaments add interest to the gardens. Drive by and take a look! Congratulations, Deborah and Gregg!

This entry was posted on July 9, 2020.

Halstead Park Hosts Successful Fishermen

Meet Weston, Alex, and Braden – they were caught enjoying Halsted Park yesterday. Weston told us they caught a crab and a fish and Alex told us the gardens looked fabulous!  HBBC recently refurbished the landscaping at Halstead Park.  This small park features a covered picnic area and a fishing dock on the ICW.

This entry was posted on July 9, 2020.

Independence Day in Padgett Garden

Happy Independence Day!

The Seasonal Decorations Committee of the Holden Beach Beautification Club decorated Padgett Garden for the 4th of July.  Great job ladies!  Our residents and visitors will enjoy the festive decor!

Padgett Garden in full summer glory.

Look closely, there is a flag which is lit at night.

This entry was posted on July 3, 2020.

Halstead Park Gardens Get a Makeover!

The Holden Beach Beautification Club gave Halstead Park a much-needed makeover on Saturday.  This small park on the waterway at the end of Halstead St. features a picnic area and a fishing dock and has suffered from a lack of water and maintenance.  Members cleared dead vegetation and planted perennials and a few colorful annuals.   Still to come, a colorful new sign will be placed to identify the park.  Check out the before and after photos!

For this side bed, Club members removed dead and dying plants, transplanted the Purple Queen plant to a new spot, and added ornamental grasses and blooming perennials.




For the front flowerbed, the overgrown tree was trimmed up to allow breezes through to the picnic area.  Additional Purple Queen plant was transplanted and a few more perennials and annuals were added for color.  A volunteer palm was transplanted to a more appropriate spot.




Beside the trashcan area, a dead Muhly Grass was removed and the volunteer Palm was replanted in the spot.




The bed on the waterway side was cleaned and planted with Purple Queen plant.




This side bed was cleaned and the vegetation was pruned of damaged areas.  Additional Oleanders and perennials were added for color.




Beside the walkway going to the dock, four new shrubs were planted to provide interest.   The Landscaping Committee chose Bottle Brush shrubs for this spot.  This plant is drought tolerant and blooms several times each year with red blooms that look like bottle brushes.  The blooms are favorites of butterflies, honey bees, and other pollinators.




Thanks to the Landscaping Committee for their hard work on a hot summer day!  They plan to continue to monitor and evaluate this park for further enhancements.  In the meantime, we hope that the fishermen and families who love this hidden gem of a park enjoy the improvements!

This entry was posted on July 2, 2020.

June Yard of the Month

The Holden Beach Beautification Club chose a yard on Durham Street for the June Yard of the Month. Mary and Roger Boettcher’s yard is filled with colorful hydrangeas, Gerber and Shasta daisies, pansies, portulaca, lavender,  Calla, and daylilies. The palm tree and roses add dimension to the landscaping.
Congratulations to Mary and Roger!
This entry was posted on June 29, 2020.

May Yard of the Month

The Holden Beach Beautification Club has chosen a yard on Carolina Avenue as May Yard of the Month. The home belongs to Bubba Rollins and Amanda Spence. The yard has multiple gardens filled with Purple Hearts, blooming dwarf daylilies, hibiscus, salvia, hydrangea, and phlox. There is a small herb garden, gardenias, potted succulents, and vitex. A palm tree and eucalyptus add beautiful texture to the front gardens. Amanda said she has pictures of the yard when her father was awarded Yard of the Month years ago. Congratulations, Amanda and Bubba! We hope this adds a little sunshine for them. They had to postpone their May wedding due to the pandemic.

This entry was posted on May 1, 2020.

Keep Holden Beach Beautiful – Become a Donor!

Coming over the bridge to the island, visitors and residents are treated to the sight of Padgett Garden:  blooming flowers and shrubs, the waterfall, the gravel walkway with benches.  We all love the entrance to our island.  Besides Padgett Garden, flowers bloom in front of Town Hall, Pocket Park welcomes weary walkers and bikers and other garden spots on the island are cared for by the Holden Beach Beautification Club.

Every year, the Club hosts a big Plant Sale to raise funds for the purchase of flowers, shrubs and other landscaping needs on the island and at the foot of the bridge.  However, this year the Plant Sale (our largest fundraiser) had to be canceled.  Every year we solicit donations, but this year we need your help to make up the shortfall.  Property Owners received a flier in their April water bill soliciting donations, but anyone who loves Holden Beach can make a donation.  If you would like to mail us a donation please send it to HBBC Treasurer, 125 Durham Street, Holden Beach, NC 28462 or you can make a donation online via PayPal by clicking here.  PayPal accepts major credit cards.

We know times are tough for many families and that makes this year’s donations even more appreciated.  We recognize our donors on our website here, but the most meaningful recognition is seeing beautiful gardens when you visit the island.  We hope to see you soon!

This entry was posted on April 20, 2020.