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

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.

Recent events (slideshows)

Progress at the Sequoia School Garden
Eric Teberg's award winning landscape at the Alameda County Fair
October meeting pics.

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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Save the dates!

October 20 - Manteca Garden Club monthly meeting at Manteca Library, sign in at 12:30 for speaker at 1p.m. Stephanie Garcia from Westurf Nursery will be speaking on Fairy Gardens.

November 17 - Manteca Garden Club monthly meeting at Manteca Library, sign in at 12:30 for speaker at 1p.m. Dawn Dalyce, Board member of the Succulent Society will be speaking on succulents.

December 15 - In lieu of our regular meeting we will be having a Holiday luncheon at Chez Shari, Manteca Golf course at 12:00 noon.

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