Bouquets of New Jersey

 The Flower Show Committee would like to thank you for attending the 2018 Ocean City Flower Show celebrating its 46th year.  We hope you enjoyed viewing our Artistic Division with its floral interpretations of our State.  In the Horticulture Division nature’s beauty was experienced in each flower, foliage, grouping, or plant. The show could not happen without the creativity, the dedication, and the work of our Flower Show Committee and volunteers.  Our deepest appreciation to everyone for creating Paradise! Below are the Special Awards’ winners.

                           SPECIAL AWARDS 

Grand Award-Artistic Design – Colleen Calderone

Sweepstakes-Artistic Design – Ellen Brown

Novice Award                            – Kathy Cleary

Best Table Award                     – Colleen Calderone

Special Class (Wreath)            – Angel Smith

Walter Off Award                    – Ellen Brown

Best Arts & Crafts Award       – Ed Mauthe

Legacy Award                            – Carol Dillenberger

People’s Choice Award           – Joanne Collins

Junior Awards                           – R. Bickings, C. Bickings & A. Burns

Grand Award-Horticulture     – Val Vinal

Sweepstakes-Horticulture      – Lynne Kranich

Best Rose Specimen                 – Joan Shaw

Best Plant Specimen                – Hope Riley

Best Orchid                                 – John Rogan

Best Orchid Collection             – Ursula Russo






September 5, 2017 WELCOME BACK MEETING!

Welcome Back!

Join us for another exciting year! Our Bag Lunch & meeting will be held at The Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 30th & Bay Ave., OCNJ at 12 Noon!



  • Receive 2017-2018 Yearbook.
  • Review of the upcoming year’s programs.

Horticulture                                               Artistic
Fall Roses                                            Fruits of your garden

SALAD LUNCHEONBring a salad to serve 5

DESSERTS: Officers will bring desserts.

45th Ocean City Flower Show—Pre-Schedule

Get Your 2017 Ocean City Pre-Schedule HERE!

Calling all Flower and Gardening aficianados…It’s your year to exhibit in the Ocean City Flower Show—the 45th Flower Show: SPORTS IN BLOOM…

Collect your ideas and creativity and make this YOUR year to put your creativity and green thumb on display.

Download the 2017 Pre-Schedule here…PreSchedule2017


Click through the online Issuu below…click the brackets in the lower right hand corner to view FULL Screen…

May 2, 2017 Bag Lunch & Meeting!

Join us for our upcoming Meeting and Bag Lunch…
MAY 2, 2017
12 Noon
Holy Trinity Church, 30th and Bay Ave., OCNJ
Tom DeSimone—Bonsai Society Of South Jersey—will tell us everything we ever wanted to know about Bonsai. 
Please note: This program will last approximately 2 hours. 
Desserts: Officers will bring desserts.
Voting for Officers
We will be voting on the Officers nominated for the upcoming term.
If you have not already paid your $25,00 dues for 2017-2018, please bring your cash or check. 
We will also be collecting for the $30.00 June luncheon at Vittorio’s, 10th & Asbury, OC.
The 2017 Flower Show Schedule
The 2017 Flower Show Schedule and entry cards will be available. Kay Reilly is still looking for artistic design exhibitors. Also, there will be Sign-up Sheets for Hostessing, Show set-up and Show take-down.
Patrons for the Ocean City Flower Show
Again, this year,  we are asking for patrons in support of the Show, there are two tiers –
Golden – $25.00 and Classic – $10.00. Sign-ups forms will be on hand and are included in the 2017 Flower Show Schedule.

APRIL 4 Bag Lunch & MEETING!


The Garden Club of Ocean City, NJ’s Bag Lunch & Meeting will be held at 12 Noon—Holy Trinity Church, 30th and Bay Avenue, OCNJ

ProgramPeonies Galore
Linda Matousch-Rau of Sunset Flower Farm will speak about growing and caring of peonies—including a slide presentation—and being a female flower farmer. She will also design a transitional  arrangement with winter plant material and incorporating spring flowers.


Horticulture—Early Spring Blooms

Artistic—Spring Bouquet

Please plan to pay your 2017-18 Dues ($25.00)

  • 2017 Flower Show Schedule AVAILABLE 
    • Kay Reilly is ready to add your name to her Registration Sheet for the 9 Classes of Artistic Design open to everyone!
  • Sign-up Sheets for Hostessing, Show set-up and Show Take-Down
    • Lend a hand, show your support by signing up!
  • Patrons—Again, this year, we will have the 2 tier Patron Support Opportunity
    • Golden—$25.00, and Classic—$10.00
    • Sign-ups forms will be on hand and are included in the Schedule.

February 2017 Meeting!

It’s February…holidays behind us, looking forward to Spring. What will Punxsutawney Phil predict?

Our monthly Bag Lunch & Meeting will be held on February 7, 2017—12 Noon—at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 30th & Bay Avenue, OCNJ

Katelyn Gannon
will present on the flora in our wetlands and marshes.


Artistic—Valentine’s Day Arrangements




Here’s hoping 2017 brings you health and happiness!

Our next Bag Lunch will be held on January 3, 2017 at 12 Noon, Holy Trinity Church, 30th & Bay Ave., OCNJ

PROGRAM—SEEDY BUSINESS—Discussion and Slide Show surrounding…
Plants That Do Best When Grown From Seed

Horticulture—African Violets

Artistic—Holiday Leftovers


Happy Holidays! Holiday Tree & Luncheon

The Turkey has been eaten, the wishbone wishes soon-to-be granted (hopefully). Now it’s time to celebrate the Holiday Season!

Once again, the Garden Club of Ocean City members decorated a tree in the Atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library. Thanks to all who donated the dried hydrangea and to those who decorated the tree. Click on the link to view: https://www.flickr.com/photos/96910974@N02/

Holiday Luncheon, December 6, 2016

It’s time to celebrate the season! Our Holiday Luncheon will be held on December 6. RESERVATIONS are closed. Forty-nine (49) members will share in the holiday spirit. Oh, what fun

Please remember to bring your wrapped Pollyanna gift & socks for the Clothes Closet.

If anyone has a transportation issue, please email Nancy Boland:

nancyjboland <at> me <dot> com for help.

See you on Tuesday!

October Field Trip to the Cape May Zoo UPDATE!

Fun Stuff!

Twenty-seven (27) Garden Club Members enjoyed the field trip to the Cape May Zoo. Members were troopers as they walked around with Daisy—the Zoo’s head landscaper—from 10:00 to noon. Twenty-four (24) members met for lunch afterward…another great time for all!