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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, which was 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.

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

July- Larkspur

The Larkspur or Delphinium is named for the shape of their flowers. The flower resembles the bottle-like nose of a dolphin. The spur, on the other hand, reminded some people of parts of the lark; hence "larkspur," "lark's heel," and "lark's claw."

According to Greek legend, Achilles' mother requested that her son's armor be given to the most heroic Greek warrior during the Battle of Troy. To the dismay of the brave warrior Ajax, the armor was awarded to Ulysses. Dejected, Ajax threw himself on his sword, and small blue Delphiniums or Larkspurs sprung from the blood that fell to the ground. Delphinium petals are marked with the Greek letters AI, the Greek cry of mourning.

Delphiniums, (Larkspurs) signify an open heart and ardent attachment; larkspurs generally symbolize lightness and swiftness.


Recent events (slideshows)

Pictures from the April 25 Arbor Day Event
Eric Teberg's award winning landscape at the Alameda County Fair
2014 Manteca Garden Tour.

Artist Guild Entries for 2014 Garden Tour Publications

Artist Guild Entries for 2014 Garden Tour Publications.
Congratulations Jeanne Ramey.
Jeanne Ramey and presenters Gloria Martinez and Rita Canales.

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


A great resource for all garden enthusiasts: Master Gardeners of San Joaquin County    


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