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

March - Jonquil

Your grandmother may have called them jonquils, your mother named them daffodils, but the horticultural texts all call them narcissus. The daffodil, also known as the jonquil or narcissus, is believed to have been brought to Britain by the Romans, who mistakenly believed that its sap could heal wounds. In fact, daffodil sap contains sharp crystals that prevent animals from eating the flower. While it did little to heal the Romans' wounds, it succeeded in further irritating their skin.

Today, people associate the bright, yellow daffodil as a symbol of rebirth — a sign of the new beginnings that come with spring. Indeed, the daffodil is the birthday flower for March, the month in which the spring equinox begins. Daffodils are said to bring good fortune to the person who avoids trampling on them. Lest they bring unhappy vanity to the bride, daffodils should never be present at a wedding.

While daffodils can be taken to say, "my fond hopes have been dashed by your behavior," they mostly say, "the sun is always shining when I'm with you." For the most part, daffodils signify unrequited love, great regard and respect, and chivalry.

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 9 - Our Annual Manteca Garden Tour!

March 16 - Regular meeting, Club member b>Eric Teberg, Landscape Designer, will answer general gardening questions.

April 4 - Sequoia School Garden Workday - 8am-noon

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