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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
Flower of the Month

May- Lilly of the Valley

The lily of the valley signifies the return of happiness. Legend tells of the affection of a lily of the valley for a nightingale that did not come back to the woods until the flower bloomed in May. In Christianity symbolism, the lily represents purity, chastity, and innocence. White lily bouquets are especially popular in Christian homes during the Easter holiday for they symbolize Christ's resurrection.

Legend tells that the lily sprang from Eve's tears, when upon being expelled from Eden she learned she was pregnant. Other folklore tells of lilies, unplanted by any human hand spontaneously appearing on the graves of people executed for crimes they did not commit. Some believe that planting lilies in a garden will protect the garden from ghosts and evil spirits.

On whole, lilies imply purity of the heart. While lilies come in a variety of colors, most people readily associate lilies with white, meaning innocence and sweetness. The white Madonna lily is considered the special flower of the Holy Virgin for Christian lore tells that the lily had been yellow until the day the Virgin Mary stooped to pick it. Yellow lilies express gratitude and gaiety.

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Manteca Garden Club's 2015 Art Contest

Congratulations Vincent Hernandez 2015 Manteca Art Contest Winner (click to enlarge).
Winning Drawing by Vincent Hernandez (click to enlarge).
Kira Eadington (Art teacher), Emmelene Gatcilla, Jennah Hillyard (Slideshow)

Recent events (slideshows)

Monthly Meetings.
Field Trip to Alden Lane
Sequoia School

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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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 1pm.

May 18 - Regular meeting, Paul Jones will discuss Japanese Maples.

June 15 - Installation Luncheon at Pageo Lavendar Farm in Turlock.


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