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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
Flower of the Month

May- Lily of the Valley

The lily of the valley signifies the return of happiness. Legend tells of the affection of a lily of the valley for a nightingale that did not come back to the woods until the flower bloomed in May. In Christianity symbolism, the lily represents purity, chastity, and innocence. White lily bouquets are especially popular in Christian homes during the Easter holiday for they symbolize Christ's resurrection.

Legend tells that the lily sprang from Eve's tears, when upon being expelled from Eden she learned she was pregnant. Other folklore tells of lilies, unplanted by any human hand spontaneously appearing on the graves of people executed for crimes they did not commit. Some believe that planting lilies in a garden will protect the garden from ghosts and evil spirits.

On whole, lilies imply purity of the heart. While lilies come in a variety of colors, most people readily associate lilies with white, meaning innocence and sweetness. The white Madonna lily is considered the special flower of the Holy Virgin for Christian lore tells that the lily had been yellow until the day the Virgin Mary stooped to pick it. Yellow lilies express gratitude and gaiety.

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Coming May 13, 2017!! Annual Garden Tour Fundraiser - $20


Manteca Garden Club's 2017 Garden Tour Art Contest Winner

The Manteca Garden Club is very excited to announce the winner of our May 13 Garden Tour MUSD Art Contest, Louisa Hunter, a senior at Sierra High. We also appreciate Mrs Devon York, teacher at Sierra, for her support. Louisa's work will be on our poster, ticket and our door prize for people attending the tour! Thanks to the four MUSD high schools for participation, Weston Ranch, Lathrop, Manteca and Sierra.

Our club enjoyed viewing the creative art work! We have very talented young people!!!

2017 Winner Louisa Hunter

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.


Manteca Garden Club's 2016 Garden Tour


Carpenter Colorful Comfort
Meditation at St. Paul's
Heritage at the Founts

Timely Quality at the Coopers
Craner's Family Park
Contest Winner - Mariz Dano

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


May 11: Members Only Garden Tour Preview - Time 10:00, Barbara Stoner's home to be follow by BBQ at Eric's

May 12: Good Day Sacramento Filming - Jesse Soto's House (Refer to Members Manual for Address), 7:40 AM

May 13: Annual Garden Tour - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM w/ Refreshments & Raffle Immediately After

May 15: Building Hanging Baskets/Planters - Tracy Nursery

June 10: Mayors Committee "Art in the Park" - Library Park - 10 AM - 2 PM

June 19: Installation Luncheon - The Boathouse in Lathrop - 12:00 PM

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