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Exclusive Holiday Tour for Modesto Garden Club Members and Thier Guests


Garden Club members and their guests will visit four homes lavishly decorated for the holidays. The tour will be on Saturday, December 12 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The four homes may be visited in any order. Light refreshments. A big thank you to those who are opening their homes for this fundraising event!

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Modesto Garden Club September General Meeting

October 8th, 2015

Speaker John Bos of Dutch Hollow Farms

October Speaker Shares His "Passion of Gardening"

John was born to Dutch immigrants (John & Alice) in Southern California in 1971. In 1982 they moved the farm to Modesto, where it still is today. His mother always maintained a very elaborate garden and yard, while experimenting with many different plants. He studied ornamental horticulture at MJC while working at his parent's dairy. It was his mother that suggested growing tulips for cut flower sales.

In 2006 he leased the land that currently is Dutch Hollow Farms at 5101 Oakdale Rd. His family started a pumpkin patch for the fall and a tulip farm in the spring while growing forage crops such as corn and oats for cows and horses.

John says, "We grow nearly 35 different varieties of specialty pumpkins as well as orange pumpkins of all sizes. We also have at least 65 varieties and colors of tulips for retail sale in the spring. I really look forward to speaking to the Modesto Garden Club. Bring your questions; I enjoy showing my passion of gardening."

Please note that the start times for Snack & Learn and the General Meeting have changed for the year. Arrive early for the meeting to check out books from the Lavender Library, and sign up for civic groups, buy tickets for tours and raffatunity! The general meeting begins at 11:30 am. Snack & Learn will resume in October and will begin at 10:15 am--doors will close at 10:30 am. Guests are welcome: the cost is $10 at the door.

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: 9:30 AM - 12 Noon
Snack & Learn: 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Meeting: 11:30 AM - 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.