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FEBRUARY 12, 2015


‘See How Silverado Nursery Celebrates Valentine’s Day’

The Modesto Garden Club loves our local nurseries! That's why we are so excited to have Silverado Nursery as our general meeting speaker in February. Silverado Nursery, located in Ripon, CA. is a company that takes pride in offering the largest selection of landscape and building supplies to Northern California. They will be coming to our garden club meeting on Thursday, February 12, 2015 as our program speaker, and will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with colorful plant material.

They will also be bringing the same perennials and annuals used in their demonstration to sell. Whatever dream inspired outdoor oasis you envision, rest assure Silverado can supply the resources need to make it a reality. Their vast assortment of products includes natural stone, clay brick, pavers and much more. Silverado Nursery brings all of ‘Mother Nature’s’ beautiful creations and puts them right in your front or backyard. Silverado is your destination for inspiration and your one stop shop for anything gardening.

Come early to the meeting for Snack and Learn at 10:45 am. While you are there, check out the raffle table, the Lavender library, the civic activities tables, and upcoming tours! The general meeting begins at Noon. Guests are welcome with a $10 at-the-door donation. See you there!


Modesto Garden Club Scholarship Applications Now Available

The Modesto Garden Club is now accepting applications from eligible high school seniors and college students for six $1500 scholarships. Completed applications packets are due by April 1, 2015.

Students with the basic qualifications may email the Scholarship Chairperson at for application information and forms.

Applicants must have a major related to the Modesto Garden Club mission, attendance at a two or four year college as an undergraduate for the 2015-16 academic year, Stanislaus County residency, or attend high school or college in Stanislaus County.  Applications will be scored on how application answers relate to the Modesto Garden Club’s mission to “educate, impart knowledge and skills of landscape design, flora culture, agriculture, arborvitae, insects, ornamental horticulture and ornithology; to instill the joy of gardening for club members, school children, senior citizens and the community at large”. 

Majors might include agronomy, agriculture education, floriculture, horticulture landscape design, botany, biology, forestry, wildlife science, plant pathology/science, city planning, habitat or forest/systems ecology, environmental concerns, environmental conservation, land management, or allied subjects.

Check us out on YouTube--

The Modesto Garden Club is excited to have a YouTube page! Monthly 'Reality Shows' 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 Office Tours, reality shows and much, much more.

Watch MGC Videos on Modesto Garden Club's YouTube Channel

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

Non-members $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.