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

Past Events

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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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    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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    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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    Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is always dog-friendly, boasting 47-acres and tons of trails for your pup to explore... On Friday, August 26, 2016, we celebrate National Dog Day with a bit of extra love for our canine visitors.
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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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    Friends of the Gardens are gearing up for another successful Birdhouse Auction, this year to run from May 26 through August 11.
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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 greatest yard sale on the Coast!
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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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    Join MCBG Gardener and Master Gardener, Mario Abreu for a hands-on workshop and lecture on propagating local native plants, heathers, fuchsias, dahlias, and more.
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    Retro Sunday is Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens day of giving back to the community that has supported us for more than 50 years! Enjoy dollar entrance fee, 47 acres of beautiful gardens, lunch at Rhody's or bring your own picnic.
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    Enjoy free entry to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on Friday, May 6 in honor of National Public Gardens Day.
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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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    The Gardens will be a-buzz with activities for the whole family all weekend long! Celebrate spring with a stroll amidst thousands of beautiful blooms at our garden by the sea.
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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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    Dog Days of Summer celebrated our faithful canine companions with contests, information, treats, and a barking good time!
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    Celebrating our inauguration as an American Conifer Society Reference Garden.

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