Welcome

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

July- Larkspur

The Larkspur or Delphinium is named for the shape of their flowers. The flower resembles the bottle-like nose of a dolphin. The spur, on the other hand, reminded some people of parts of the lark; hence "larkspur," "lark's heel," and "lark's claw."

According to Greek legend, Achilles' mother requested that her son's armor be given to the most heroic Greek warrior during the Battle of Troy. To the dismay of the brave warrior Ajax, the armor was awarded to Ulysses. Dejected, Ajax threw himself on his sword, and small blue Delphiniums or Larkspurs sprung from the blood that fell to the ground. Delphinium petals are marked with the Greek letters AI, the Greek cry of mourning.

Delphiniums, (Larkspurs) signify an open heart and ardent attachment; larkspurs generally symbolize lightness and swiftness.



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.


PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR


August 30: Board Meeting - All Welcome - Panera, 10:00 AM

September 18: First Regular Meeting of New Club Year - Speaker TBA

October 7 : Field Trip - Orchid Society Open House, Tickets $10, - Carpool from Target 12:15 PM

If you have any questions please call Paula Elias at (209) 482-3660