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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

January - Carnation

Carnations were known as "Jove's Flower" in ancient Rome as a tribute to one of their beloved gods. In Korea, a young girl places three carnations in her hair to tell her fortune. If the top flower dies first, her last years of life will be difficult; if it's the middle flower, her earlier years will bring the most grief. Worst of all, if the bottom flower dies first, the poor girl will be miserable her whole life!

For the most part, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction. Light red carnations represent admiration, while dark red denote deep love and affection. White carnations indicate pure love and good luck; striped symbolize a regret that a love cannot be shared. Green carnations are for St. Patrick's Day; purple carnations indicate capriciousness.

Pink carnations have the most symbolic and historical significance. According to Christian legend, carnations first appeared on Earth as Jesus carried the Cross. The Virgin Mary shed tears at Jesus' plight, and carnations sprang up from where her tears fell. Thus, the pink carnation became the symbol of a mother's undying love, and in 1907 was chosen by Ann Jarvis as the emblem of Mother's Day, now observed in the United States and Canada on the second Sunday in May.



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


January 15: Regular Meeting - Speaker Jim Brugge - Sculpted Nature

February 19: Regular Meeting - Speaker Tom Powell - Update on City Beautification Projects

March 19: Regular Meeting (please note change in location - Chez Shari) Speaker Randy Powell - Palm Tree Care

March 26: Field Trip - The Hughson Arboretum and Gardens - Carpool time TBD

April 16: Regular Meeting - Garden Tour Preparation

May 21: Regular Meeting - Speaker Rose Risso - Photography 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 TBA

June 18: Installation Luncheon - 12:00 Noon at - Location TBD

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