Gardeners by the Sea (GBTS) was founded by Lisa Arni in September 2004 and federated in November of the same year.  Lisa saw a need to start a garden club in the Delaware beach area for an ever-growing population of residents to gather and share the love of gardening, gardening tips, socialize, give back to the community and help beautify the area.  Now starting its 15th year, the garden club continues to expand its membership.  Lisa, a Charter Member of GBTS, an accredited National Garden Club (NGC) judge, Delaware Master Gardener and the President of the Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs, continues to share her love of gardening by providing gardening tips and presenting at GBTS meetings.

Meetings are held the second Friday of each month from September to June.  The majority of the meetings are held at Ocean View Presbyterian Church located at 67 Central Ave., Ocean View, DE.

Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs

President:  Connie Raymond

111 Pennwood Drive

Dover, DE  19901

Central Atlantic Region

Director:  Gail Corle    

9956 William Penn Road

Imler, PA  16655

National Garden Club, Inc.

President: Gay Austin

4401 Magnolia Avenue

St. Louis, MO  63110