Ann Hooper Hinds, 52, an Alexandria resident for the past 18 years who was active in women's garden clubs in Northern Virginia, died Monday at Mt. Vernon Hospital after a stroke.

She had served as president of the garden and book sections of the Belle Haven Women's Club and was a member of TWIG, the Belle Haven Garden Club.

Mrs. Hinds had been a women's golf champion of the Cherry Valley Country Club in Long Island, N.Y., and had been a runner-up in the Virginia State Women's Open. She was a member of the Belle Haven Country Club.

She was a member of the altar guild at Christ Episcopal Church in Alexandria and belonged to the John Alexander chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mrs. Hinds was a native of Garden City, N.Y., and earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Vermont and a master's degree in education at Hofstra University.

She was an assistant dean of students at the Long Island Technical Institute in Farmingdale, N.Y., before coming to the Washington area.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph E. Hinds IV, and a son, Thomas E., both of Alexandria, and her mother, Blanche Hooper of Garden City, N.Y.