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

February - Violet

Greek legend tells of a nymph named Lo, who was beloved by Zeus. To hide her from Hera, his wife, Zeus changed Lo into a white crow. When Lo wept over the taste and texture of the coarse grass, Zeus changed her tears into dainty, sweet smelling violets only she was permitted to eat.

Roman myth tells a different story, one of lovely maids of antiquity who became the victims of Venus' wrath when Cupid judged them more beautiful than her. In jealous fury, Venus beat the maidens until they became blue, and thus turned into violets.

To dream of violets is a promise of advancement in life. They are considered a good luck gift to any woman in any season, but where violets bloom in autumn, epidemics will follow within the year.

Violets are a symbol of faithfulness. Blue violets say "I'll always be true" and signify constancy White violets depict modesty or the desire to "take a chance on happiness, while Yellow violets convey modest worth.

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)

2014 Christmas Party.
Thanksgiving Harvest at Sequoia School
Eric Teberg's award winning landscape at the Alameda County Fair

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 9 - Our Annual Manteca Garden Tour!

February 16 - Regular meeting, club members Tom & Rita Canales will talk about Composting

March 16 - Regular meeting, Andria Bersi, Horticulturist Delta College, will discuss the History of Tulips

April 6 - Field trip to Rich Santoro's Bulb Garden show in San Jose.

April, 20 - Regular meeting, no speaker, planning for May 9th Garden Tour.

May 9 - Our annual Garen Tour - 10am - 2pm.

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