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

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    Leaf Safari 2009

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    Master Gardeners Class of 2010. Andarin Arvola photo.

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    Presentation at Conifer Day 2014. Tony Reed photo.

Opportunities for Education

The footprints of our educational endeavors are ubiquitous throughout the Gardens. From a one hour eye opening tour of the grounds to our three-month Master Gardener program, the Gardens serve local and visiting communities as a living museum and research facility. The Gardens uses its exhibits, workshops, docent led tours, and interpretative materials to educate visitors, grade-school children, interns, and others on the benefits of a conservation-minded society. Educational opportunities the Gardens offer include a variety workshops on diverse topics, bird and whale watching walks and talks, mushroom identification, and a working demonstration organic vegetable garden that helps sustain our local Food Bank. With the prospect for education woven into the entire visitor experience, including through nationally recognized collections,  the Gardens is a leader in providing local environmental knowledge to the global world.

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    Plant and natural area conservation is a cornerstone value of Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
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    Master Gardeners are people of all ages and from all walks of life. They include business men and women, professionals, educators, retirees, homemakers, and students — all with some experience, interest in, and knowledge of plants and gardening. Master Gardeners are enthusiastic, willing to learn and help others, and are able to communicate with diverse groups of people.
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    Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' educational programs offer a variety of learning opportunities for new and experienced garden-lovers alike.
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    With a variety of informational monthly walks, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers year-round educational opportunities for locals and visitors alike.
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    Children who visit Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens every year experience the Gardens as both a living museum and a beautiful playground.