Upcoming Events

February Monthly Meeting 

February 14, 2018   1:00PM

Program Title: Creating Bird-Friendly Habitats

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Presenter: Charley Winterbauer

Charley is President of the Cape Fear Audubon Society and Co-Chair of the SE Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society.  He has a BS in Physics from San Diego State College. His interest in nature began with camping trips to the nearby California desert where he experienced various plant and animal habitats.

Now residing in Wilmington for the last 18 years, he has expanded his interest into native plants and their relationships with the environment. He also believes in the necessity of having native plants that foster a bird-friendly habitat. Of the entire crisis we hear about in the world, the crisis regarding the decline of our migratory bird population is an issue we can do something about. Charley’s involvement in the Audubon and the Native Plant Society places him in a position to educate folks on how to use native plants to make their yard into a bird-friendly habitat.

Hostesses: Judy Brock (chairman), Jane Decker, Carol Gardener, and Ann Landis


March Monthly Meeting 

March 14, 2018     1:00PM

Program Title: Plants Direct Garden Center


Plants Direct Nursery is a specialty retail and wholesale nursery dedicated to providing customers with only the most beautiful flowers, plants and garden accessories. Plants Direct Nursery also offers specialty services such as custom landscaping design, container design, and outdoor living spaces. They have a lovely gift shop, with yard art, fountains and much more.

Hostesses: Carol Lehr (chairman), Julia Anderson, Pam Burris, and Sharon Butler,


April Monthly Meeting

April 11, 2018    1:00PM

Program Title: Everything You Want to Know About Propagation of Plants for the Holden Beach Area  

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Presenter: Dane Fisher, Horticulturist of Summerlin Farms

Dane is from Salisbury, NC where he owned and operated his vegetable farm for 35 years. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Business and Horticultural Degree. He also has a Masters Degree in Horticulture from Penn State, as well as a Ph.D. in Plant Genetics. His areas of expertise are the production of culinary vegetables, nursery and landscape plants, plant breeding, plant propagation and working with people to establish and maintain plants in their gardens. He takes great pride in helping people with soil management and bringing them different and unusual plants so they can enjoy the best garden.

Hostesses: Eve Venters (Chairman), JoAnn Burke, Beverly Compton, and Jane Ivey,


 Plant Sale

April 27, 28     9:00am – 3:00pm

Location:  Emergency Operations Center (EOC) near Food Lion


The Holden Beach Beautification Club is having our 7th annual plant sale on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 to 3:00. The sale will take place at the Emergency Operating Center (EOC Building) on Sabbath Home Road, near the Holden Beach Food Lion. There will be a great variety of landscaping plants, perennials, and annuals, as well as gardening gloves available for purchase. All proceeds go towards the continual landscaping of Holden Beach, as well as the entrance to the bridge. For more information, contact Pat Schwaiger at 910-846-3129. Cash and Checks only.


May 9, 2018 – End of Year Luncheon     12:00PM


Location: Lockwood Folly

We will celebrate another successful year during our annual luncheon and present awards to club members.  New officers for the 2018-2019 year will be installed.   Please note:  this special event is limited to HBBC members and Town officials only.

 Hostesses: Frannie Pompeii (Chairman), Donna Aycock, Donna Blume, and Lillian West