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

August- Gladiolus

The name "gladiolus" is derived from the Latin word gladius, meaning "sword," for the shape of its leaves. An ancient name for the gladiolus was "xiphium," from the Greek word xiphos, also meaning sword.

The gladiolus flower is the birth flower for August; it also represented the Roman gladiators. Before the African gladioli became popular in the West, the Mediterranean and British gladiolus flowers were used to treat physical ailments. The English used the gladiolus flower's stem base (corms) as a poultice and for drawing out thorns and splinters; a powdered corm mixed with goat’s milk was commonly used to soothe the symptoms of colic.

The gladiolus flower signifies remembrance. It also expresses infatuation, telling the receiver that he or she "pierces the heart."

Recent events (slideshows)

Progress at the Sequoia School Garden
Eric Teberg's award winning landscape at the Alameda County Fair
2014 Manteca Garden Tour.

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!

September 15 - Manteca Garden Club monthly meeting at Manteca Library, sign in at 12:30 for speaker at 1p.m. David Yee, Member of the San Joaquin Audubon Society. Will be talking about 'Birds in our local Gardens'.

October 9 - Field trip, shopping and picnic lunch at Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore.

October 20 - Manteca Garden Club monthly meeting at Manteca Library, sign in at 12:30 for speaker at 1p.m. Stephanie Garcia from Westurf Nursery will be speaking on Fairy Gardens.

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