BAY HEAD — Coming this fall, the Seaweeders Garden Club of Bay Head and Mantoloking will be celebrating 60 years of gardening and making the two towns beautiful.
“The Seaweeders Garden Club of Bay Head and Mantoloking was founded in November of 1963 by a few friends on a front porch in Bay Head,” said Jennifer Bredin, club president. “They shared a common interest in gardening and flower arranging, and most importantly, in making and keeping their little seaside town more beautiful.”
The club is a nonprofit organization that is a member of the Garden Club of New Jersey and the National Garden Club. The club currently has 82 members that include all age ranges from 40 to 90, some of the members include many generations of the same family from mothers and aunts to grandmothers and sisters.
“We are truly a multi-generational organization,” said Ms. Bredin. “Our members are residents of either Bay Head or Mantoloking and those are the communities we serve.”
The club has founded and maintained five gardens, including at both borough halls, the Patch Garden at the Bay Head Recycling Center and the Blue Star Memorial site. This garden is the home of the Bay Head Veteran’s Day celebration which is co-hosted by the club every year.
Along with the gardens, the club also maintains a plethora of planted containers in both towns.
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