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

Friends of the Gardens – FOG

FOG Promotes and Advances the Welfare and Development of MCBG

Our mission is to promote and advance the welfare and development of Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

Friends of the Gardens (FOG), is a separate non-profit support organization for Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. FOG supports the Gardens' development and, as such, is the largest contributor to the growth of the Garden. Since it was formed in 1997, FOG has raised more than $470,000 and $44,600 in 2017 alone! This money has been used to create the Plaza at the Gardens Entrance, the restrooms on the bluff, purchase of electric carts for disabled visitors, and many other items that are crucial to a great visitor experience. FOG raises money through the annual Pack-Rat Sale and other events. Being a member of FOG is an enjoyable and social way to support the Gardens.

Friends of the Gardens meets in the Gardens' Meeting Room the first Tuesday of every month, except July and December.

Visit our NEW website:

Photo gallery of FOG fun and fundraisers

Our 2018 Fundraiser Events:

FOG Art Exhibit – April 2 –June 29

June Potluck & Centerpiece Auction – June 5

Pack Rat Sale –  July 7  |  CLICK HERE for more info

FOG Birdhouse Auction – May 26 through August 10 | CLICK HERE for more info

Wine Raffle – Drawing to be held October 2  |  2017 donations from Mendocino wineries—Thank you!

Wreath Sale – November 29 until sold out. 9:00am–4:00pm on the Plaza and at Rhody's Garden Café.


Becoming a member of Friends of the Gardens is a great way to add your support to the Gardens (FOG is a separate non-profit entity from Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens). Meetings are held the first Tuesday of almost every month, usually in the Gardens Meeting Room at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Meetings start at 4:00pm, are usually less than an hour, and are followed by refreshments and social time among the members. Throughout the year, fundraisers are held to raise money for the Gardens. To become a FOG member, please contact Kittie Meredith at 707-962-0660 or