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The Mission of the Ripon Garden Club:

- to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening,

- to aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and birds,

- to improve and protect the quality of the environment through programs and action in the fields of conservation and education.

Our Garden Cl​ub is a group of interested, dynamic volunteers that are dedicated to giving back to the community through civic beautification, school enrichment, and student scholarships. 

Monthly meetings begin with an opportunity to interact with other members and guests, followed by informative speakers covering a range of topics. Refreshments are served. A brief business meeting follows the speaker.

Frantz Nursery Tour

The Ripon Garden Club members recently toured Frantz Nursery in Hillman California. The Franz family began their wholesale nursery in 1979. Our parents Tim and Mitzi Frantz started with 1.5 acres of land in Hickman and began growing landscape scrubs and trees. Today they have over 400 acres and are operated by a second generation of the Frantz family.  We learned about their 100% solar energy farm which powers the entire nursery. They also continue their efforts to recycle water throughout the nursery with holding ponds. 


Organized and beautiful rows upon rows of scrubs, trees, and flowers were on display during our hour long tram tour of the property.  And, of course, we ended the tour in the new Garden Center. Our yards will look beautiful with the addition of all of the plants purchased.


Join The Club:

Please consider becoming a member of the Ripon Garden Club! 

  • Annual dues are $25.
  • Download the application, fill it out, and mail it along with your check to the address on the application or bring it to one of our meetings.

We love to see new faces! Please join us at one of our monthly meetings.

Garden of the Season

In Ripon three gardens have been recognized for their owner's dedication to gardening. Each garden shows a different aspect of gardening. Each with their own flavor and colors to show of the season.  Next time you are driving around Ripon check out these homes. Signage will be their yards. 


Learn More about supporting the

Ripon Garden Club:

  1. Check us out on Facebook
  2. We take Venmo


Ripon Garden Club sincerely

appreciates all donations!

Thank you.


Valley Load District Awards

Congratulations to two of our members, Carol Mann and Ann Mootz. They were both recognized for their volunteered time and efforts with the Valley Load District during 2022.  We are proud to have such dedicated gardeners share their knowledge with us and others. 

Garden Club Recognition

Member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), Pacific Region, California Garden Clubs, Inc. (CGCI), Valley Lode District (VLD), Ripon Chamber of Commerce

Penny Pines

The Penny Pines Program was established in 1941 by the U.S. Forest Service to replace damaged and/or burned forest areas. A minimum donation of $68.00 purchases about 350 seedlings, which cover an acre, also known as a plantation. To date the Ripon Garden Club has purchased 239 plantations, either in honor or in memory of someone. 

Currently the Ripon Garden Club is working to save the declining butterfly population through the careful creation of a butterfly garden located in Mavis Stouffer Park, 1000 Stouffer Street, Ripon, California. Construction is complete! and it is beautiful!! 

Donations to help maintain the garden are gratefully accepted. 

Ripon Garden Club, 

P. O. Box 1184, Ripon, CA 95366 Please designate your donation to the Butterfly Garden. 

 Thank you!!

Mavis Stouffer Park

Butterfly Garden

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