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Modesto Garden Club General Meetings Resume with Speaker Rose Loveall of Morningsun Herb Farm

“Herbs aren’t just for the herb garden,” says Rose Loveall, owner of Morningsun Herb Farm in Vacaville, California. Our favorite culinary herbs are terrific additions to the landscape, bringing color, fragrance, flowers and utility to our outdoor living space. Many herbs are native to a Mediterranean climate, thriving in hot, dry conditions. A garden of Mediterranean herbs, with their intoxicating scents and flavors, can soothe and rejuvenate the soul, add zest to our meals and invite all kinds of beneficial insects, honeybees and birds.
Rose will lead us on an herbal journey around the world at our Sept. 11 meeting, examining both the common and unusual herbs from Mediterranean climates that can add beauty to your garden, without adding much water.
New flavors, scents and flowers will entice you to make your garden an interactive space and bring it into harmony with our Mediterranean climate. Rose will be bringing plants from her nursery to sell.


Modesto Garden Club Honored by Orchard Supply Hardware

The Modesto Garden Club was presented with a check for $2,000 as part of Orchard Supply Hardware's "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" program during the "Grand Reopening" of their completely renovated store on Oakdale Road in Modesto.
The club applied for this grant as part of our Children's Education Program headed by Director Pat Logan. This money will be used by Davis High School as part of our program at the school's Agriculture Department. Darren Thrasher, Ag teacher, said the money will be used to complete renovations to their greenhouse on the school campus.
We look forward to a continued partnership with Orchard Supply to help with our Children's Education Program that now totals 15 schools and three high schools in Modesto, as well as the nine $1,500 scholarships awarded this year.
I also want to give a special thanks to Jan Pasternak, PRX Digital Administrative Assistant, who guided us through the complete process with Orchard Supply Hardware.




Check us out on YouTube--

The Modesto Garden Club is excited to have a YouTube page! We're setting up a new Gallery page for the Modesto Garden Club website to highlight all of the events, activities and special moments shared by members. These 'Reality Shows' are compiled by our own talented Multi Media group and are shown at the monthly general meetings. Click on the link below to check out our newly formed MGC YouTube channel, where you'll find Modesto Garden Club reality shows and much, much more.


Watch MGC Videos on Modesto Garden Club's YouTube Channel

MonterossaParkSignSeptember Garden of the Month Pamela Monterosso Trail HeadLocation: Cross of Coffee and Scenic

The Modesto Garden Club is pleased to honor the “Pamela Monterosso Trail Head” as the September Garden of the Month.

According to Loren Holt, Manager, Park Planning and Development-City of Modesto, “The maintenance of the trail head/park is performed jointly by PMZ/Scenic Oaks, Hope Blooms Garden Club, Modesto Disc Gold Club and the City of Modesto along with various one-time projects by Boy Scouts and service clubs.  This is a true public-private-volunteer joint venture which benefits the community.”

Hope Blooms Garden Club schedules work days throughout the yeamonterossaPark2r for their members to come out and plant Daffodil bulbs in the fall, weed throughout the year and cut back the leaves and stems on the Daffodils after they’ve bloomed.

The Pamela Monterosso Trailhead serves as the trail head to the Peggy Mensinger bike trail which stretches from one end to the other in the Dry Creek Regional Park.  This trail head provides parking for bike riders and pedestrians who desire to use the trail system in the regional park without having to negotiate vehicular traffic going to and from the park.

Future improvements call for a shade structure and park benches to be installed near the head of the trail so that park users can rest when they are enjoying the trail system.  It is anticipated that the shade structure will be installed before the end of this year.

ButterflyMonterossaPlease drive through the park, find a parking spot, take a stroll on the trail and enjoy all the wonderful things the park has to offer.




Visit the Modesto Garden Club Office

For the past 90 years, the Modesto Garden Club has been an important link to the beautification of our city. We are the largest club in California with a current membership of 548. We are members of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific Region; California Garden Clubs, Inc.; and Valley Lode District.

If you love gardening, or just want to learn more, Join the Club

For more information, click on Newsletters above and read current or past newsletters.

Drop by the Garden Club office at 622 14th Street, Modesto to view the beautiful gardens and renovated office. We are open every Wednesday morning, 9:00 am - noon. You can contact the Garden Club by calling (209) 529-7360 or email us at
Or Attend one of our Monthly Meetings
Bethal Church on Map

The Modesto Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of each month, September through May, except December.

Meeting are held at One Church (formerly Bethel), 2361 Scenic Dr.

Hospitality: 10:15 AM - 12 Noon
Snack & Learn: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting: 12 Noon - 1:45 PM

Guests $10 each meeting; Annual Membership Dues $40

We Make Modesto a Beautiful Place to Live
Bethal Church on Map

Volunteers from the Modesto Garden Club plant and maintain flower beds at a variety of places around Modesto, including:

  • The Senior Center at Scenic and Bodem
  • The Flower Clock at the Modesto Center Plaza
  • The Rose Garden on the Virginia Corridor at Orangeburg
  • The Victims' Garden in front of the Court House
  • The Modesto Arch at 9th and I Streets
  • George Lucas Plaza at five points (17th St. and McHenry Ave.)

We also maintain approximately 231 flower pots and 44 hanging baskets in the downtown area.

We Share our Passion through Education

The Modesto Garden Club shares it passion by educating others. Education happens through a variety of means, including:

  • Children's Gardens give school kids "hands on" appreciation
  • Therapeutic Gardening, assists seniors
  • Budding Gardeners, teach adults in small groups
  • Scholarships, for aspiring professionals

We also have our office demonstration gardens, which provide visitors with living examples of nine distinct gardens:

  • A Cottage Garden
  • An Asian Garden
  • The Formal Garden
  • The Heirloom Garden
  • The Herb Garden
  • California Cool
  • The Shade Garden
  • The Foliage Garden
  • The Raised Garden
Modesto Garden Club Office
Look for our Photo Tour coming soon.