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Open daily from 10AM – 5PM. Advanced tickets required for non-members. 


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

MCBG Board of Directors


  • Tim Gage - President
  • Linda Dutcher - Vice President

  • Jim Plank - Treasurer

  • Noreen Evans - Secretary

  • Barbara Burkey - MCRPD Representative

  • Linda Lawley
  • Jean Mann

  • Liz O'Hara

  • Howard Pollack


The Board of Directors for the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Gardens' Education Center. Below you will find agendas for our most recent board meetings:

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' mission is to engage and enrich lives by displaying and conserving plants in harmony with our Northern California coastal ecosystems and to preserve public access to the coast. 

Our Vision

  • To be a treasured resource that inspires joy and learning through our exquisite gardens and important collections, restored natural environment, and unique cultural history.
  • To provide superior plant selections and excellent design in display and demonstration gardens while protecting native plants and wildlife habitat in conservation areas.

Our Values

  • Community:  We will be a resource for inspiration, learning, and recreation for our local and extended communities.
  • Relationships:  We respect and value all members of the Gardens community—visitors, staff, volunteers, members, and contributors.
  • Conservation:  We will protect the plants, the natural environment, and the cultural history of the land we occupy.
  • Excellence: We will strive for the highest professional standards in everything we do.
  • Fiscal Stewardship:  It is our responsibility to ensure the fiscal health of the Gardens.
  • Integrity:  We will conduct all activities in an open, ethical, and inclusive manner.
  • Sustainability:  We will manage the resources of the Gardens in an environmentally responsible manner.