Your Invitation to Join Us

The Sea Trail Garden Club is a social and philanthropic organization. We are a diverse group of women from all over the country. We have different backgrounds, interests, talents, abilities, and time constraints.

Social: We like to have fun. Our monthly meetings provide an opportunity to see old friends and make new ones by welcoming new members/residents. We schedule activities and social events for fun and profit. Additionally, we have been known to take some interesting and fun trips: a Caribbean cruise, Asheville and Mt. Airy to name a few. A guided tour of Atlanta is being planned for this fall.

These are our “golden years”, and we want to enjoy them. We live in a beautiful place, and we want to explore it. We are all very fortunate in many ways, and we want to share with those who are less fortunate.

Philanthropic: We hold several Fund Raisers such as fashion shows, live and silent auctions, book sales, raffles and garage sales throughout the year.  We also have Outreach at every meeting collecting goods or money for specific local needs. All our philanthropic efforts target local charities and organizations right here in Brunswick County, one of the poorest and least advantaged counties in our state. Additionally, we provide scholarship funds to college bound graduates of our local high school.

Meetings & Educational Programs:  We normally meet on the second Tuesday morning of the month at The Pink Palace. Social time begins at 9:30. This is an opportunity to have a light snack, mingle (if you want) and connect with other members. The meeting begins at 10:00. In addition to a short business meeting, every month we have an interesting, educational, often enlightening program. Some recent ones included: Carmel Zetts from the Sunset Beach Turtle Watch, an archaeologist who is digging in and around Wilmington, a Tai Chi demonstration and the director of the Brunswick County Literary Council.

We are an inclusive (not exclusive) group. We are open to all women currently residing in Sea Trail. We invite those who have dropped out to give us another look. And we are openly reaching out to all our new neighbors. Let us serve as a bridge to Sea Trail life.

Oh yes, to address the elephant in the room: we are not really a garden club. We try to mention a few gardening tips from time to time, but that is not our focus. If you are a gardener, we would love to have you. If you are not… join the club!

Kim Urban

President, Sea Trail Garden Club

Garden Club on the Go

Three to four times a year excursions are planned for Garden Club members to travel to an interesting venue away from their usual meeting place, the Pink Palace. Sometimes the ladies remain “on campus” and tour homes and/ or gardens at Sea Trail. Other times, they carpool or charter a bus for a day trip or even over night. Almost always a meal is involved!!! Recent trips have included a shopping excursion to Charlotte, a winery tour at Shelton Vineyards in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina, a Tour of the Theatre of the Republic, a Christmas Home Tour, a Food and Wine Tasting Tour in Wilmington and numerous plays and theatre experiences. In the past we have also gone to Charleston, Airlie Gardens, Bald Head Island, Brookgreen Gardens and more.

Announcement of upcoming trips will be made at monthly Garden Club meetings, via email blasts, and on the website. In most cases, your check will constitute your reservation. Since the number of participants varies for each trip, and often that number is limited, it is wise to sign up as early as possible for each trip.

For more information, please contact committee co-chairs, Linda Anthony or Betty Scott.

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Printing, Keepsakes, and Photobooks

Officers

  • President –  Kim Urban
  • Vice President – Ellen Bombolis
  • Secretary – Mary Lou Miller
  • Treasurer – Betty Priscu

Committee Chairs

Click Garden Club Committee Chairs for the complete list.

Meeting Information & Agenda

Sea Trail Garden Club News

Dues can be put into the mailbox in the Garden Club mailbox at Creekside Bldg or dropped off to Marge Layden’s house at 103 Forest Walk. Please send questions to Marge tomar13@atmc.net.

Garden Club Calendar

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Garden Club on the Go – Brunch at Olivers in Southport (December 2022)

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Wine Tasting – Taste of Fall at Calabash Art & Curios (October 2022)

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Fun this week with Sea Trail Garden Club on the Go at Beach House Cafe! Afternoon of wonderful appetizers and wine! (May 2022)

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Sea Trail Garden Club Tea Party (May 2022)

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Sea Trail Garden Club Photo Gallery

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