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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

Past Events

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    The Mendocino Coast Humane Society's Mobile Adoption Van will be at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens with a bunch of adorable adoptable animals on the 3rd Saturday of each month (March–October)!
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    This extended learning series offers four classes of hands-on, brains-on training. MCBG Lead Gardener Jaime Jensen teaches the essential skills to develop a strong vegetable garden for years to come. Learn about soil preparation, garden planning, propagation, and harvesting techniques.
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    Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers docent-led walks focused on the natural history and plant collections at MCBG on the first Monday of each month from April through October. Join MCBG Naturalist Mario Abreu to explore the fascinating world of the Gardens.
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    Take a "Rhody Walk" on the 2nd Saturday of each month (March 11, April 8, and May 13) with local expert Dennis McKiver and learn about the variety of rhododendrons growing throughout Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
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    Enjoy $5 entry to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on Friday, May 12 in honor of National Public Gardens Day.
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    Stock up on plants for your spring garden at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' annual Spring Plant & Store Sale—at Nursery on the Plaza and The Garden Store.
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    Join us for the 40th Annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show, California's LARGEST Rhododendron Show!
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    Have you always wanted to get your hands dirty at our botanical paradise by the sea? Would you like to spend your days under the sunshine, listening to birds and the crashing waves while learning a thing or two about native plants, pruning, or dahlia care to name a few? Then consider joining our family of volunteers!
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    The Gardens will be a-buzz with activities for the whole family! Celebrate spring with a stroll amidst thousands of beautiful blooms at our garden by the sea.
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    Rhody’’s Garden Cafe at the Botanical Gardens re-opens on Thursday, April 13! Bringing back your favorite grilled paninis, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads and house-made soups, in addition to delicious drinks and desserts, including Thanksgiving Coffee and Cowlick’’s Hand Made Ice Cream. Fresh, locally sourced, and organic, Rhody’s is the place to go for lunch.
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    Join us for a walk and talk with Christine Casey of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Saturday, April 1. Ms. Casey will give a review of common bees, what they need to thrive, and how we can provide that in our gardens. The class will continue out in the Gardens for a look at plants and bees.
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    Docents are a very important part of our volunteer community. They are the public faces of our organization that guide supporters through the gardens while sharing stories, knowledge, and most importantly, enthusiasm with the community. Become a docent at the Gardens with this three-day training!
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    Learn how to grow rhododendrons from seed and cuttings with hands-on demonstrations. Plus take one or more rhody cuttings to root at home!
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    The Gardens’ "Spring Cleaning Sale" will have clearance prices on select items from The Garden Store and Nursery on the Plaza! Join us March 3 through March 10.
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    Learn how time of year and type of pruning cut can greatly influence the success of your fruit trees. This workshop will cover a complete year’s cycle of tree growth – from the tree’s perspective as well as our own.
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    Looking for the perfect way to fill your home with cheer and spread a little joy and beauty this holiday season? Consider a potted conifer, other native tree, or foundation landscape plant to enjoy in your home now; then donate your purchase back to help revegetate wildfire-affected areas of Lake County.
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    The Friends of the Gardens (FOG) annual Holiday Wreath and Centerpiece Sale is one of their many fundraisers for Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
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    Festival of Lights, held annually at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, is a winter family classic on the Mendocino Coast, with thousands of lights creating visual delight throughout the Gardens, enchanting and delighting all ages.
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    Are you attending the premier black and white event of the season?
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    The Mendocino Coast Humane Society's Mobile Adoption Van will be at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens with a bunch of adorable adoptable animals on the 3rd Saturday of each month (May–Dec)!
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    Get a jump start on mushroom season... Join us for an extra special Mushroom Walk in celebration of the Mushroom, Wine, and Beer Festival!
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    Have you started to plan for spring yet? Join MCBG Lead Gardener, Jaime Jensen in the wonderful Organic Demonstration Vegetable Garden and learn hands-on how to make the most of your veggie garden this autumn!
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    The Mendocino Coast Humane Society's Mobile Adoption Van will be at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens with a bunch of adorable adoptable animals on the 3rd Saturday of each month May–Dec!
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    Friends of the Gardens (FOG) invites you to take your chances in their annual raffle for Mendocino County wines.
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    Stock up on plants for your winter and early spring garden at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' annual Fall Plant & Store Sale! All plants at Nursery on the Plaza will be on sale and select items at The Garden Store for gift-giving and more...
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    Meet California’s native and recently introduced mosquitos and learn about diseases they carry that pose major health threats to humans and native birds. Learn to help reduce their population and what to do to protect yourself.
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    Learn to better your garden, body, and mind... Join local Master Herbalist, Karin Uphoff for this fantastic workshop! Discover how to grow strong medicine, when and how to harvest different parts of the plant, process herbs so their medicine keeps, and how to incorporate herbs into your life.
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    Join local specialty nursery owner, Rella Gadulka, for a hands-on workshop and overview of the wonderful world of succulents, including their growth habits and care. Discover successful techniques for potting, propagating, and companion planting. Learn to keep these water-wise plants happy from roots to leaves!
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    Join coastal orchard expert, Di Scott for a workshop on Summertime Fruit Tree Pruning. This class will focus on basic care and pruning helping you to optimize performance from your fruit trees. Summer pruning is a great way to increase your fruit and ease winter maintenance!
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    The Mendocino Coast Humane Society's Mobile Adoption Van will be at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens with a bunch of adorable adoptable animals!
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    With a riot of color, this is the largest rhododendron show in California, and a not-to-be-missed event.
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    The MCBG Workshop, Designing Bee-Friendly Flower Gardens, offers many colorful examples of flower filled gardens that support bees.
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    Three-month-long workshop will teach everything you need to know to get your home vegetable garden started and producing for you.
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    MCBG Workshop, Rhododendron Basics will teach you to identify and care for Rhododendrons growing in your yard. Expand your collection by learning to choose the right hybrids and species for your area while touring the Rhododendron Collection at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
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    MCBG Workshop, Seed Sowing and Saving will teach you some basic seed saving and seed sowing techniques and procedures. Annual flowers, vegetables, and some perennials will be discussed.
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    MCBG Workshop, Gopher and Mole Control will teach how to rid your yard of pesky burrowing rodents.
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    Celebrating our inauguration as an American Conifer Society Reference Garden.
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    Dog Days of Summer celebrated our faithful canine companions with contests, information, treats, and a barking good time!