The Mission of the Ripon Garden Club is:
- to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening,
- to aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and birds,
- to encourage civic beauty, and
- to improve and protect the quality of the environment through programs and action in the fields of conservation and education.
Our Garden Club 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. Meetings have included hands-on workshops and several field trips to local attractions are planned each year.
We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am at the American Legion Hall, 206 Stockton Ave. Ripon. Guests may attend for free.
Come check us out!!
Member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), Pacific Region, California Garden Clubs, Inc. (CGCI), Valley Lode District (VLD), Ripon Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, October 2nd
@ 10:00 AM
American Legion Hall
206 S. Stockton Ave
Ripon, CA 95366
The speaker for our October meeting is Melanie Garrity. Melanie has 9 years experience growing and selling landscaping plants and herbs and is a Certified Green Gardener in San Joaquin County with a degree in Horticulture Nursery Management. She will be sharing her principals on local landscaping, less land fill, nurturing the soil and right plant/right place. She loves to help people save time, energy and money in their gardening efforts.
Join The Club:
Please consider becoming a member of the Ripon Garden Club! Dues are $20 per year.
Download this form, fill it out, and mail it along with your check to the address below or bring it to one of our meetings.
We love to see new faces!
Garden Club Hosts
Annual September Stroll
By: Megan Kuhn
This September 7th, from 10am
- 2pm, enjoy a stroll through some of Ripon’s finest gardens! Featuring six
homes located throughout the small town, this garden stroll presents a variety
of relaxing water features, vibrant foliage, and patios perfect for entertaining
family and friends. Be inspired by diverse textures and fragrances and admire
the personal touches each gardener has integrated into their yards. From
natural pollinator friendly gardens and vegetable farms to sculpted hedges and
glistening pools, this year’s tour provides a beautiful collection of creative
A silent auction and a chance
to win prizes in a drawing will be located at the refreshment station as well.
This is truly an event you won’t want to miss!
Tickets are $25 for adults and
$10 for children under 12 - no strollers please.
Tour tickets can be purchased
in Ripon at Schemper’s Ace Hardware, Parks Greenhouse Nursery and Silverado
Nursery. In Manteca at RainForest Nursery. In Escalon at P&L Garden Center
and Creative Water Gardens. Tickets are also available at the Greenery Nursery
& Garden Shop in Turlock. In Riverbank at Morris Nursery and in Modesto at
The Ripon Garden Club was
first created in 1954 as a 501-c3 non-profit with the goal of protecting native
plants and insects, to encourage civic beauty, and further educate the
community about the environment. The club is led by a group of volunteers
joined by a love of gardening and dedicated to giving back to the
Proceeds from the September Stroll
support scholarships provided to graduating high school seniors and community
college transfer students in pursuit of an environmental or agricultural
focused degree. Funds also support current projects such as Ripon’s downtown
flower pots, Garden Therapy, school gardens and education, arbor day
activities, Penny Pines and the Blue Star Memorial.
Currently the Ripon Garden
Club is working to save the declining butterfly population through the careful
creation of a butterfly garden to be located in Stouffer Park. Construction is
underway and donations to further the cause are gratefully accepted.
Join the Ripon Garden Club at
their monthly meeting every first Wednesday at 10am at the American Legion
Hall, 206 Stockton Avenue in Ripon. Guests may attend for free or become a
member for $20/year.