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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, which was 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.

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
Flower of the Month

December- Narcissus

The legend of the flower Narcissus: One day, Narcissus was walking close to a cold mountain pool that mirrored his beautiful face. "You are handsome, Narcissus!" he told himself as he bent down to admire his reflection. "There's nobody so handsome in the whole world! I'd love to kiss you." As he leaned closer to kiss his own reflection he fell into the water, and as he could not swim he drowned. But when the God's discovered the most beautiful thing on earth had died, they decided such beauty could not be forgotten. The Gods turned Narcissus into a scented flower which, to this day blossoms in the mountains in spring and which is still called Narcissus.

Narcissus has long narrow leaves and usually white or yellow flowers characterized by a cup shaped or trumpet shaped central crown. The narcissus is commonly known as the "daffodil". The name, narcissus, comes from a Greek word meaning "to numb." It was given this name because if you are enclosed in a small space with the flower, the scent will induce a headache. Both the Greeks and Egyptians related the flower with death. The Egyptians often hung wreaths of narcissus during funerals.

In medieval Europe, it was believed that if a daffodil drooped when you looked at it, it was an omen of death. The Arabians, however, viewed this flower as an aphrodisiac. It is the national flower of Wales because it blooms on March 1st, the feast day of the patron saint of Wales, St. David.


Recent events (slideshows)

Thanksgiving Harvest at Sequoia School
Eric Teberg's award winning landscape at the Alameda County Fair
October meeting pics.

Artist Guild Entries for 2014 Garden Tour Publications

Artist Guild Entries for 2014 Garden Tour Publications.
Congratulations Jeanne Ramey.
Jeanne Ramey and presenters Gloria Martinez and Rita Canales.

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


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


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Save the dates!

December 15 - In lieu of our regular meeting we will be having a Holiday luncheon at Chez Shari, Manteca Golf course at 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 and payment is due at November 12:00 noon meeting if you plan to attend. You can still sign up at the November meeting or contact Gloria at 823-4815.

January 19 - Regular meeting 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 1pm. Speaker will be Club member Beverly's daughter - Danelle Ariaz on Flower Arranging

February 10 - February 10 Valley Lode District Meeting. Calaveras Garden Club will host this meeting at Saddle Creek Resort, 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis. Cost $22. Robert Kostlivy, Director of Environmental Health, Tuolumne County will speak on Grey Water & Well Water.

February 16 - Regular meeting 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 1pm. Club members Tom & Rita Canales will talk about Composting

March 16 - Regular meeting 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 1pm. Andria Bersi, Horticulturist Delta College, will discuss the History of Tulips


If you have any questions please call Paula Elias at (209) 239-5104