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 Blue Ribbon Certified 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, coordination with the City of Manteca in donating various planting projects in public places and the planting and maintenance of the Senior Center Rose Garden.

Blue Star Memorial located at Manteca Library

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.

President’s Message

Dear Manteca Garden Club Members,

Hope this message finds you and yours all well.  Please be safe when going out as we want to see everyone when we can meet again.

In the meantime, please share your gardening posts on our Facebook and make sure to check out our website, mantecagardenclub.org for Cate’s (White) Gardener’s Corner and our Quarantine Garden.  Pictures may be sent directly to our webmaster, Barbara Stoner, at mantecagardenclub@yahoo.com and she will post your shares.  We can stay in touch!!!  This message will be posted on the website too under President’s Message.

Once again, I would like to thank you for virtual voting for our board positions;  Treasurer and Secretary.  Bev and Michele will serve until June 2022. 

Your board for the next garden club season; September 2020 to June 2021.

Pat Fidler, Co-Vice President

Gloria Martinez, Co-Vice President

Beverly Ensley, Treasurer

Michele Newman, Secretary

Pam Dias, Parliamentarian

Treasurer, Bev, was on top of our funds and declared even without a tour (our annual fund raiser for scholarships) that we could still award scholarships!  Our scholarship chairs, Tom and Marsha Savage, reviewed the nine applications and selected two students from Sierra High, both going to UC Davis;

Kaitlyn Rausa plans to major in biochemistry.  She wants to be a pediatric anesthesiologist.

Evelyn Alvarez plans to go to medical school.  She is interested in neurobiology.

How exciting we are able to support these young people!  FYI, we had no submissions from Cala this year, where we normally award $500.

We are keeping our fingers crossed that we may meet in September.  The board and I miss you and look forward to seeing you.   Please send your $25 dues into our P.O. Box as our dues keep the club going with the California Garden Club Inc, where we purchase our tour insurance.  Without that insurance, we can’t have a tour!  Thank you for your support. 

Stay well and keep gardening,


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Gardener’s Corner

Check out our new page Gardener’s Corner by either clicking on the tab in the heading or by the unlined title above. This is the monthly update by Master Gardener Cate White while we are without a newsletter editor.


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Many gardeners are finding more time to spend in their gardens now that the state-wide quarantine is in effect.  But, while are gardens are beginning to come into their own during this Spring season, we can’t invite anyone over to enjoy the results of all our labor.

Please send whatever you would like to share to mantecagardenclub@yahoo.com  and your entries will be posted on the Members page.  Let’s see that plant or flower that is bursting with color!!


June – Rose

June – Rose

One of the earliest flowers know to man, symbolize love magic, hope, passion. The rose represents beauty and perfection. The name rose comes from the Latin word rosa which means red. Nebuchadnezzar used roses to decorate his palace. They were grown for perfume oil in Persia. The Greeks associated roses with the blood of Aphrodite’s beloved Adonis.

Red Roses – I love you
Pink Roses – Elegance, grace, frivolity
Yellow Roses – Friendship, joy
Peach Roses – Desire, excitement
White Roses – Innocence, secrecy