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
Flower of the Month

October- Calendula

The Latin meaning of this plant is "throughout the months." It is a member of the marigold family and early Christians and Ancient India, called it Mary's Gold, and it was strung in garlands and place around the necks of holy statues or by the statue of The Virgin Mary. Since the calendula's flower head follows the sun, it is sometimes called "summer's bride" or "husbandman's dial" The calendula flower means "winning grace" in the language of flowers.

It has also been valued for it's medicinal and culinary uses. An ancient beverage made from a mixture of calendula blossoms in wine was said to soothe indigestion. The petals were used in ointments that cured skin irritations, jaundice, sore eyes and toothaches. The Romans used it mixed with vinegar to season meat and salad dishes.

Manteca Garden Club's 2016 Garden Tour

If you would like to have your house on next years Garden Tour please fill out our tour application.

Carpenter Colorful Comfort
Meditation at St. Paul's
Heritage at the Founts

Timely Quality at the Coopers
Craner's Family Park
Contest Winner - Mariz Dano

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.


October 10: Field Trip - Micke Grove Japanese Garden, Delta Tree Farm & Lunch - Carpool from Target at 9:45

October 17: Master Gardener Pegi Palmes - Gardening as We Age

October 22: Optional Field Trip - S.J. County Master Gardeners' Demonstraton Garden- Carpool from Target at 9:00

November 21: Jodi Schiefeld - Delta Bluegrass Seed Co. - Water-Saving Sod Varieties

December 12: Holiday Luncheon at Chez Shari - Please Note Date Change - 12:00 Noon

January 16: Raintree Nursery - Fruit Tree Pruning

February 20: Ralph Allen - Italians of San Joaquin Valley - History of Settlers

March 20: San Joaquin Master Gardeners - Buzz about Bees

If you have any questions please call Paula Elias at (209) 239-5104