Spring 2010 Events at the Garden
Spring is beginning to pop at the Gardens! It's a great time to visit with much to see and do. Below is a list of our upcoming events for February and March.
For class details and more about the numerous events coming up over the next few months CLICK HERE.
Fuchsia Pruning Workshop
Saturday, February 6, 9:30am to 11:30am in the Gardens' Meeting Room
Growing beautiful fuchsias in your garden can be a delight once you know some of the secrets of cultivation, training and pruning. Join Master Gardener Joe Scott for a class on the tips and techniques of pruning and growing fuchsias. Class $10 each, half price for members!
Creating A Bee Sanctuary Garden
Saturday, February 13, 10:00am to noon in the Gardens' Meeting Room
This class will teach you how to grow your own bee sanctuary by explaining the flower characteristics that attract bees. Kate Frey is an internationally distinguished garden designer who now specializes in creating beautiful habitat and pollinator gardens. Classes $10 each, half price for members!
Caring for Camellias
Saturday, March 6, 10:00am to noon in the Gardens' Meeting Room
Camellias, with their lovely blooms and their evergreen, glossy leaves are popular shrubs for foundation plantings and landscaping in shady places. Join local nurseryman and camellia breeder Dan Charvet of Heartwood Growing Grounds for a class on this beautiful plant. To be followed by a walk in the MCBG Camellia collection. Class $10 each, half price for members!
Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden
Saturday, March 13, 10:00am to noon in the Gardens' Meeting Room
Get a jump on your spring vegetable gardening with John Richardson of Noyo Hill Farm, Fort Bragg. John will focus on early and typical cool weather crops, starting warm weather crops and other timing issues. Classes $10 each, half price for members!
Getting Started with Rhododendrons
Saturday, March 20, 10:00am to noon in the Gardens' Meeting Room
Our acid soils and mild winters are optimal for rhododendrons, allowing many beautiful cultivars and species to thrive. Join Jim and Frank Celeri of Celeri & Son Nursery to learn more about rhododendron care and maintenance in time for planting. Classes $10 each, half price for members!
For workshop details contact Master Gardener Kristina Van Wert at 707-964-4352 ext 13. Class size may be limited, call 707-964-4352 ext 16 to reserve your space.
Birdwatching with the Audubon Society
Early Bird Walks: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:00 am
Beginning Birding Walks: 1st Saturday of the month at 9:00 am
Over 150 species of birds live in or visit the Gardens each year. Join the experts and learn more about our avian friends. Walks start at the Gardens Entrance. Tour is included in the Gardens admission.
The Master Gardeners Are In! (The MCBG Library!)
Looking for help with your garden questions? Ask a Master Gardener! You can ask a Master Gardener your garden questions through the phone hotline, 707-964-4352 ext 27, or email hotline, firstname.lastname@example.org
Natural History Walks
First Monday of each month at 1:30 pm., March to October
Join Mario Abreu, Natural Areas Coordinator, for an interpretative walk through the Gardens. Tour is free with Garden's admission.
MCBG Board Meeting
Every month on the second Wednesday at 4:00pm, in the MCBG Meeting Room
Are you interested in finding out more about how the Gardens works? Attend our monthly Board meetings, open to the public.
GARDEN STORE SPECIAL!
Stop into the Garden Store for a special sale on spring weather reading materials! Select books are now on sale for up to 40% off. And be sure to check out our Sale Corner for treasures marked as much as 50% off.