Downtown Flower Pots

Our Mission

The Modesto Garden Club's objective is to educate, impart knowledge and skills of landscape design, flora culture, agriculture, trees, pest management, and ornamental horticulture. We desire to instill the joy of gardening to Club members, school children, senior citizens and the community-at-large.

Our monthly general meetings provide opportunities to learn more about gardening and to socialize with friends. These meetings are held on the second Thursday from September-November and January-May, and feature local speakers at the Learn & Grow session at 10:30 am and more experienced and knowledgeable speakers at the general meeting that starts at 11:45 am and ends at 1:30 pm. These presentations cover a variety of floral and gardening topics depending on the speaker's area of expertise. The meetings are held at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Rd, Modesto, and are free to Club members. Nonmembers pay $10 at the door. Hospitality time is from 10:00 am to 11:20 am.

Therapeutic Gardens


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" gardening activities
  • Therapeutic Gardening allows the elderly or handicapped living in assisted living facilities a way to continue the joys of gardening
  • Budding Gardeners are small groups of members who enjoy socializing and sharing gardening knowledge and skills with other like-minded gardeners
  • Scholarships are available for students who will be studying horticulture or landscape design at Modesto Junior College or at a four-year university

Garden Club Office


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

We Make Modesto a Beautiful Place to Live

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
  • Downtown Pots & Hanging Baskets
  • George Lucas Plaza at five points (17th St. and McHenry Ave.)
  • Briggsmore & College Rose Garden

The Downtown Pots is a beautification project sponsored jointly by the City of Modesto, Downtown Improvement District and Modesto Garden Club. Approximately 140 flower pots are planted each spring and fall with plants purchased by the Club and planted by Club volunteers.

The Modesto Garden Club is a member of the following affiliations:

  • Valley Lode District of California Garden Clubs, Inc.
  • California Garden Clubs, Inc.
  • Pacific Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc.
  • National Garden Clubs, Inc.