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Garden Links

National Organizations

American Horticultural Society  Excellent garden problem-solving resource, great garden ideas and outreach to community of gardeners.

National Gardening Association  Extraordinary resource for garden calculators, learning library, landscape images and ideas, plants database, tools and apps and much more.

National Garden Clubs Inc.  One of the largest sources for gardening information on the Internet. Features gardening basics, design study, flower arranging, tutorial videos and good plant and product reviews. The Modesto Garden Club affiliates with this national club.


Statewide Organizations

California Garden Clubs, Inc.  The largest organization of garden clubs in CA. MGC is an affiliate. Their commitment to promote gardening, floral design, civic beautification, environmental responsibility and the exchange of information and ideas is showcased in the website that covers a wide range of garden based information. 


California Native Plant Society  Calscape  is a unique online tool that lets you discover which plants grow native to your specific location.  You can use it to build plant lists for your garden, see growing instructions, and find native plant nurseries near you.

Local Organizations

University of California Cooperative Extension Stanislaus County: A Stanislaus guide for information about 4-H, food, farm, garden, family, environment and its people. Information also available in Spanish. 

Local Nurseries

The Greenery Nursery in Turlock, CA

Morris Nursery in Riverbank

P & L Concrete and Garden Center

Silverado Building Materials and Nursery

Westurf Nursery in Modesto


Garden Resources

Audubon Society native plants database (searchable by zip code):

Better Homes and Garden--Plant Encyclopedia - plant lookup by species, photos

Burpee Seeds and Plants

Farmer Fred--Gardening in Northern California, podcasts

Gardener's Supply Company

Helpful Gardening Tips


Mother Earth News--A wonderful resource for organic gardeners and farmers

Old Farmer's Almanac

Roses - A Visual Compendium by FTD

Sunset--Home and Garden

Toro Irrigation--Information for homeowners

Uses and Benefits of Rattan in the Garden

Weeks Roses--Rose photos and descriptions


Gardening with Children

Earth Easy Gardening--Great garden guides, especially for raised beds. Solutions for sustainable living

Kids Gardening


Local Interest

City of Modesto Official Website

Gallo Center for the Arts

Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus County

McHenry Mansion, McHenry Museum and Gift Shop

Modesto Bee

Modesto Symphony Orchestra

Stanislaus County Library

Stanislaus Audubon Society

Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center

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