About Us

The Manteca Garden Club was founded and federated in 1953 with Irma Goodman as the first appointed Club President. The Garden Club was federated in 1962 under the leadership of Hazel Wilcox, as a not-for-profit educational organization. Our Garden Club celebrated its Golden Anniversary in the year 2003 under the guidance of Joan Collins, two-term Club President, with the Club Theme "Plant for Tomorrow" and the Club Flower, Barbara Bush Rose.

The Manteca Garden Club membership at the end of our last fiscal year, May 31, 2013, stands at 71 members. Our club is honored to have a California State Lifetime member Phyllis Brooks. We are affiliated with the 198,595 members in the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC). The mission of the Manteca Garden Club 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 sound ecological practices.

The Garden Club's continuing projects include sponsoring of the Annual Garden Tour as our main fundraiser for civic improvements, maintaining 61 rose bushes and trees donated by the citizens of Manteca at the Memorial Rose Garden - Manteca Senior Activities Center; annual tree planting in Manteca's City parks and other public areas, and participating with the City of Manteca and other local organizations in a multi-year civic beautification program to replant many public areas. For the past 50 years, the Manteca Garden Club has been a vital force in the beautification of our city.

Our club holds membership in the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific Region California Garden Clubs, Inc., California Garden Clubs, Inc., and Valley Lode District Garden Clubs, Inc. (Counties of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne) organizations.


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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.


February 15: Board Meeting - Chez Shari at 9:30 AM - Everyone Welcome - Come See What Makes the Club Work

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 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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