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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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.

December 17th: Holiday Luncheon - Chez Shari 12:00 Noon

January 21st: Eric Teberg - Drip Irrigation in Landscape Design

February 18th: Bronwyn Escola - Wild Blooms Flower Farm Seasonal Cut Flowers

March 18th: Joe Anthony Garnica - Yard Creations Landscape Moss and Hanging Basket Demonstration

April 15th: Home Tour Planning - All members to attend for final details

May 9th: Garden Pretour - TBA

May 11th: Garden Tour - 10 AM - 2:00 PM with Raffle at Final Home

May 20th: Jonas Schambeck - Rainforest Nursery - Water Feature for Your Garden

June 17th: Installation Luncheon - Jesse Soto's at 12:00 Noon