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The Manteca Garden Club would like to invite you to join us in accomplishing our goals and sharing our enthusiasm for gardening.

Our club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1953, is a member of the Pacific Region, of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., and the Valley Lode District of California Garden Clubs, Inc. We also support our community through our membership in the Mayor's Committee on the Arts and the Manteca Chamber of Commerce.

Our mission is to further the education of its members and the public in the areas of gardening, horticulture, botany, landscape design, conservation of natural resources, civic beautification, garden therapy and nature environmental studies.

Please feel welcome to attend our meetings or events as a guest, or join our club now by filling out an application.


Flower of the Month

February - Violet

Greek legend tells of a nymph named Lo, who was beloved by Zeus. To hide her from Hera, his wife, Zeus changed Lo into a white crow. When Lo wept over the taste and texture of the coarse grass, Zeus changed her tears into dainty, sweet smelling violets only she was permitted to eat.

Roman myth tells a different story, one of lovely maids of antiquity who became the victims of Venus' wrath when Cupid judged them more beautiful than her. In jealous fury, Venus beat the maidens until they became blue, and thus turned into violets.

To dream of violets is a promise of advancement in life. They are considered a good luck gift to any woman in any season, but where violets bloom in autumn, epidemics will follow within the year.

Violets are a symbol of faithfulness. Blue violets say "I'll always be true" and signify constancy White violets depict modesty or the desire to "take a chance on happiness, while Yellow violets convey modest worth.



Coming May 12, 2018!! Annual Garden Tour Fundraiser - $20


Manteca Garden Club's 2017 Garden Tour

If you would like to have your house on next year's Garden Tour please fill out our tour application.



Drought-Tolerant Plants at the Stoners
The Dei Rossi International Park
The Harris Cottage Garden

The Beers' Creative Pots & Beds
Train Layout Garden at the Shaw's
The Ensley's Integrated Antiques
Martinez Family Retreat
Milner's Ruby Farm
Soto-Haworth Exotic Farm to Fork

Club Events and Field Trips

Monthly Meetings
Hosting the Valley Lode District
Field Trips

Community Service

Beautication Projects
Service Projects
Educational Projects

A great resource for all garden enthusiasts: Master Gardeners of San Joaquin County    


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Save the dates!

All Regular meetings are held at the McFall Room in the Manteca Public Library located at 320 W. Center Street. Social gathering at 12:30 PM. General meeting starts around 1:00 PM.


PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR


February 15: Board Meeting - Chez Shari at 9:30 AM - Everyone Welcome - Come See What Makes the Club Work

February 19: Regular Meeting - Speaker Tom Powell - Update on City Beautification Projects

March 19: Regular Meeting (please note change in location - Chez Shari) Speaker Randy Powell - Palm Tree Care

March 26: Field Trip - The Hughson Arboretum and Gardens - Carpool time TBD

April 16: Regular Meeting - Garden Tour Preparation

May 21: Regular Meeting - Speaker Rose Risso - Photography Presentation of her Bird Book Collection

June 3rd - 7th: VLD Hosting CGCI Convention - Black Oak Resort, Tuolumne CA - Our Days to Work are the 6th & 7th

June 9th: Art in the Park - Hours 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

June 18: Installation Luncheon - 12:00 Noon at - Location TBD

June 23: Craft Day for the Literacy Program - 2:00 PM 4:00 PM - at the Library, Recycling Old T-Shirts into Shopping Bags


Master Gardener Smart Gardening Conference:

March 3, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Located at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center at 2101 E. Earhart Ave. Stockton, 95206, Registration $25

For Keynote Speaker and class information, Check Website