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.
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.
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!
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,
- Donate online. Click here to make a donation.
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!
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.
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.
For our December meeting HBBC decided to mix things up. Instead of a speaker we made Christmas ornaments. Tawanna DeAngelis, our Art Committee chair, led the group in making festive snowmen. Even those with no crafting skills were successful and the ornaments looked great!
Have you seen the holiday decor? The Seasonal Decorations Committee and friends have been busy in Padgett Garden, Town Hall, and at the Boat Garden. It looks festive during the day and gorgeous at night!
Have you been by our newest garden? The HBBC Boat Garden was started last year. The unfortunate boat came to rest against rocks in a sand shoal, so we have beautified it with plantings! You can find this whimsical boat along Jordan Blvd. just north of Ocean Blvd. The Boat Garden contains a mix of seasonal plantings along with some perennials and was just replanted for the Autumn and Winter season. Special thanks go out to Gayle Todd and the hard-working Landscaping Committee for another beautiful job beautifying Holden Beach!
It may not feel like it, but cooler weather is on the way! The HBBC Landscaping Committee has been working in the gardens this week preparing for winter. Summer annuals were removed, fresh soil and fertilizer were added to beds, and then winter annuals and some perennials were added to Padgett Garden, Town Hall, Butterfly Garden, and various other spots around Town.
Coming right behind the planting we will be bringing out the spooky decor. Everything will be in place for the festival on Halloween weekend!
Thanks to Landscaping Chair Gayle Todd and the rest of the Landscaping Committee! It looks beautiful!