Ripon Garden Club

The Ripon Garden Club was first created in 1954 with the goal of protecting native plants and insects, to encourage civic beauty, and further educate the community about the environment. We are a 501-C3 non-profit.


Club Projects

Butterfly Garden

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. Please visit the garden today. 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!

Visit the Garden Today

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Downtown Ripon Civic Beautification

Members of the Ripon Garden Club plant and maintain the numerous large planters located along city streets in downtown Ripon. There are currently 85 planters lining Main Street.

School Gardens

This project is to encourage gardening at an early age. Garden Club members and volunteers work with each of the six elementary schools in Ripon to plant and maintain age appropriate gardens. Teachers work to integrate curriculum with the hands-on activities.


Us Forest Service 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. 

  • Plantations Ordered: To date the Ripon Garden Club has purchased 239 plantations either in honor or in memory of someone. 
  • Plantation Purchase: Members can also individually purchase a plantation.  Contact Carol Mann at the meeting for an application and donation process.
  • Monthly Donation: Each month a colorful bag is placed on each table at our meetings to collect donations to the Penny Pines Fund. 

Arbor Day

Each year the Ripon Garden Club donates a tree to be planted at a city park or local school in the 

Arbor Day tradition