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 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.


March 19: Regular Meeting (please note change in location - Chez Shari) Speaker Eric Teberg - Answers to All Your Questions

March 23: Glitz & Glamour - Booth fully staffed but come to visit - Senior Center from 6:00 - 8:00

March 26: Field Trip - The Hughson Arboretum and Gardens & Farmer Boys in Ceres - Carpool from Target at 9:15

April 2: Board Meeting 9:30-10:30, Conference Planning 10:30 - 11:30 - Downstairs at Golf Course

April 16: Regular Meeting - Garden Tour Preparation

April 26: Arbor Day Planting - South Side of Center St. at Tidewater Bikeway - 9:00 AM

May 12: Garden Tour - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM with Refreshments & Raffle to Follow

May 21: Regular Meeting - Speaker Rose Risso - Photo 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 - Jesse Soto's

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