The Gardens Library

Check it out!

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Library was established in 1990. The original mission of the library was to collect material related to the major plant collections grown in the Garden and in similar climates. In time, emphasis expanded to include books and journals with information on:
  • botany
  • horticulture
  • gardens and gardening
  • landscaping
  • flower arrangement
  • ethnobotany
  • insects
  • plant pests and diseases
  • plant lore
  • nature crafts

Because the Gardens features special plant collections of rhododendrons, heathers and succulents, an effort has been made to collect material on these plants. Gardens Members, volunteers and Master Gardeners may check out books, DVDs peridocals, pamphlets and videos for three weeks. Visitors and the general public are welcome to access the collection in-house. MCBG Library New Books List August 11, 2010 The Herb Book by Arabella Boxer Terence Conran's Garden Style by Terrance Conran Landscaping with Nature: Using Nature's Designs to Plan Your Yard by Jeff Cox The Natural Habitat Garden by Ken Druse Heucheras and Heucherella: Coral Bells and Foamy Bells by Dan Heims Garden Style by Penelope Hobhouse Designing California Native Gardens: The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecological Gardens by Glenn Keator The Ann Lovejoy Handbook of Northwest Gardening by Ann Lovejoy Rock Garden Design and Construction edited by Mary Jane McGary Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by Louisee Riotte Gardening with Old Roses by John Scarman Sedum: Cultivated Stonecrops by Ray Stephenson Visit our Library Catalog to see more of what is in our collection. To search for a particular subject, use the search box above in the Adobe software to find relevant titles.

Library Hours:  If you have a Master Gardening question & would like to visit the Library Site , please stop by the Gardens Store & just ask for the key!  The Library has a wide range of garden related books, journals, and internet sources to aid you in finding the answers to the toughest queries.

You can also ask a Master Gardener your garden questions through the phone hotline, 707-964-4352 ext 27, or email hotline,

The Gardens is closed on New Year's Day, the Saturday after Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. NEW IN THE LIBRARY!

The Master Gardeners Are In! (the MCBG Library!)

Do you have a gardening question? Ask a Master Gardener!