Garden Club


Let’s Grow Together! 

Are you enthusiastic about gardening and keen to meet like-minded people? If the answer is yes, then why not join the Monta Loma Garden Club (MLGC)? 

Whether you are an expert grower or a novice – or are just thinking of starting up the hobby or improving your home´s curb appeal – we can help! 

We meet every third Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. The exact location and agenda are shared with the members via email. If you live in the Monta Loma neighborhood and want to become a member, just send an email to 

What do we do? 

Apart from giving you the opportunity to socialize with like-minded people, members share knowledge, resources, and ideas. We also exchange seeds/cuttings, help each other to troubleshoot plant and landscape problems, and learn about specific plants and garden tasks/solutions.

Monta Loma is in USDA Hardiness Zones 9b (25°F to 20°F). 

You can determine your gardening zone at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture website. You can either enter your ZIP code or, for even more precision, use the interactive map to click down to within a half-mile of your home.

Planting Calendar

Gardening Resources 

Gardening Basics 

Beginning Home Gardening Guide 

Home Gardening Guide for Families

General Garden Info 

Horticultural Myths 

Garden Soil Testing 

Building Healthy Soil 

Drought Gardening Tips 

Drought Irrigation Tips 

California Poison Control information 

Safe and Poisonous Plants 

Plant database:

Master Gardeners Santa Clara County 

FREE assistance, problem-solving from Santa Clara Master Gardeners 

Gardening with kids: 

Fairy Garden With Kids: 

Growing Great Irises 

American Rose Society 

California Native Plants Society 

Fruit Trees Training and Pruning 

Plant Problem Diagnosis Questions 

Spider Mites 

Home, garden, turf, and landscape pests 

Cleaning and disinfecting garden tools