Many congratulations to the Garden Club of New Jersey 2020 Perennial Bloom Award recipient, Joan Baker, Spring Lake Garden Club. Joan is an unanimous choice from a group of outstanding candidates submitted from our state.
Joan’s accomplishments abound. Over 60 years she has been an active member of the East Brunswick Garden Club and the Spring Lake Garden Club, of which she is a founding member and a past President. Her mastery of horticulture and floral arranging extend to sharing her knowledge and expertise with young people, her community and fellow gardeners. She serves on the Spring Lake Garden Club Scholarship and Awards committees, is the club’s Historian and its Parliamentarian and she wrote the club’s Constitution and By-Laws. Her presence in her Club and in our State are invaluable examples of the impact of how one person’s love of gardening, lovingly shared can build something of enduring value.
The Perennial Bloom Award is a wonderful way to celebrate those in our Garden Clubs who have contributed and given back so much to our communities year after year. Joan certainly embodies all of these qualities and more. Her application now moves on to CAR-SGC for consideration for the regional Golden Perennial Bloom Award. We are sure they will enjoy getting to know Joan as much as we do!!