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

March - Jonquil

Your grandmother may have called them jonquils, your mother named them daffodils, but the horticultural texts all call them narcissus. The daffodil, also known as the jonquil or narcissus, is believed to have been brought to Britain by the Romans, who mistakenly believed that its sap could heal wounds. In fact, daffodil sap contains sharp crystals that prevent animals from eating the flower. While it did little to heal the Romans' wounds, it succeeded in further irritating their skin.

Today, people associate the bright, yellow daffodil as a symbol of rebirth — a sign of the new beginnings that come with spring. Indeed, the daffodil is the birthday flower for March, the month in which the spring equinox begins. Daffodils are said to bring good fortune to the person who avoids trampling on them. Lest they bring unhappy vanity to the bride, daffodils should never be present at a wedding.

While daffodils can be taken to say, "my fond hopes have been dashed by your behavior," they mostly say, "the sun is always shining when I'm with you." For the most part, daffodils signify unrequited love, great regard and respect, and chivalry.

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.


March 20: San Joaquin Master Gardeners - Buzz about Bees

March 27: Field Trip - Historic Sacramento City Cemetery - Carpool from Target - 9:00 AM

April 2: Field Trip - Sequoia School Garden - at 10:00 AM Lunch afterward TBA

April 5: Garden Club Hosts Chamber Coffee - McFall Room, Manteca Library -Refreshments at 8:00 AM

April 17: Garden Tour Planning Meeting - All Members Urged to Support Club by Attending

April 27: Arbor Day Planting - Chair Tom Powell to Coordinate w/ City, Tidewater Bikeway at Center St. at 10:00 AM

May 11: Members Only Garden Tour Preview - Time TBD

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