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 Garden Tour

Bravo for Robert & Jean Boroff (Slideshow)
Connie & Larry Harris Home (Slideshow)
Dave & Stella Noll's Nirvana (Slideshow)

Jim & Lynda Braco Relax (Slideshow)
Randy & Karen Pearsall's Plantings (Slideshow)
Gathering in Patio of Jorge & Rosie Gutierrez (Slideshow)

Recent Events (slideshows)

Monthly Meetings.
Eric Invites Us In (Slideshow)
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 1:00 PM.

February 9: Valley Lode District Meeting 9:00 AM, Chez Shari, Manteca Golf Course

February 15: - No Meeting as All are Welcome to Participate in Valley Lode District Meeting

February 17: Garden Tour Meeting - 10:30 AM at Paula's house

March: Field Trip - Daffodil Hill, Volcano - Date TBD depending on Seasonal Blooms

March 21: Regular Meeting - Topic TBD presented by - Jonas Schambeck, Rainforest Nursery

April 18: Garden Tour Planning Meeting All Members Please Attend to Support our Annual Fundraiser

April 29: Civic Beautification Arbor Day Event - Tom Powell, Chair - Woodward Park at 9:00 AM

May 5: Member Viewing - Garden Club Pretour - Details to Follow

May 7: Annual Fundraiser - Manteca Garden Club Tour 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM with Raffle to Follow

May 16: Regular Meeting - Edible Gardening presented by Lorina Cajias, Lorina's Edible Garden

June 20: Installation Luncheon 12:00 PM Lorina's Edible Garden, Escalon

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