The North Beach House and Garden Club was formed in 1985 for the purpose of organizing the North Beach House and Garden Tour, the first of which was also held in that year.
The Tour was conceived with two goals in mind:
1. To share the architecture, garden designs and lifestyles of North Beachers with each other and with visitors, and
2. To promote tourism and economic recovery in North Beach.
The North Beach House and Garden Club is dedicated to the beautification and enhancement of the Town of North Beach.
The first Sunday in June is the Annual House and Garden Tour, the major fundraiser for the club. June 6, 2010, was 25th year for the tour. The tour runs from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. and includes about eight houses, public buildings and refreshment stops, including an art show with local artists’ exhibits. The guided tour plus the brochure is well worth the $10.00 cost.
In the spring, Garden Club members, Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club members and volunteers from the local community all participate in "Plant the Town," planting all the flower boxes along Bay Avenue! This is an all-day affair with lunch provided for all participants.
The first Saturday in December, the Club sponsors “Christmas on the Beach.” Children get to sit on Santa’s lap, give him their wish lists and receive small presents and candy in return. Also, there are marshmallows to roast on the bonfire and hot chocolate to warm the insides on the cold winter’s day.
Also in December, the Club sponsors “Holiday Highlights,” a contest for the best decorated houses and businesses. Prizes and free memberships in the club are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and honorable mention winners in each category.
The House and Garden Club presented the beautiful planter at the 5th Street and Greenwood Avenue welcome sign to the Town in 2004. The Club maintains the planter with fresh Spring and Fall arrangements every year. In 2009, the House and Garden Club donated recycle bins for placement on the boardwalk.
The House and Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of every month. Members take turns hosting.
Some of our members have left us, but there are benches on our boardwalk that honor them. Please feel free to sit a spell and enjoy all the beauty that surrounds you.
“We may be small, but we think big.”