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

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    Volunteers learn some tricks of the trade

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    Volunteering for events — always a blast!

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    Weeding in a beautiful setting

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    Learn, help, and have fun with fellow plant enthusiasts!

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    Winterizing in the Dahlia Garden

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Become a Volunteer!

Volunteers have made the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens all that it is today. Their dedication, cooperation, hard work, and creative energies are the heartbeat of the organization. From top-level policy decisions to pulling weeds, volunteers are involved in every aspect of the Gardens. We invite you to become a part of our family of volunteers - over 200 strong - and help the Gardens continue to thrive.


  • Free training
  • Horticultural knowledge and hands-on experience
  • Free household membership after 25 hours of volunteer service
  • A "Lifetime Membership" to the Gardens after 500 hours of volunteer service
  • Newsletter
  • Volunteer appreciation events
  • Satisfaction of being a participant in the growth of the Gardens

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens please fill out our brief Volunteer Application to tell us a bit more about yourself. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Molly Rosenthal will get back to you ASAP! You can also call 707 964-4352 ext 10, or send an email to

Photos: 2017 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon2016 Luncheon2015 Luncheon2014 Luncheon

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Brochure

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    Volunteers are the lifeblood of Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. We offer a great working and social enviroment, and the most beautiful spot on the Mendocino Coast.