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

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    Art in the Gardens... August 3, 2019

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    Festival of Lights - November through December

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    Annual Rhododendron Show - May 4 and 5, 2019

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    Festival of Lights - November through December

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    Coastal Cornucopia - October 19, 2019

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    Spring and Fall Plant Sales

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    Festival of Lights - November through December

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    Educational walking tours throughout the year

Events at the Gardens

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens hosts plant sales, art exhibits, educational workshops, bird and whale watching walks, botanical meetings, fundraisers, and more.

Please see the Ongoing Events page for those activities that repeat on a monthly basis. For photos from recent past events, please go to the Past Events page.

Many of our classes and workshops have limited space. Please call 707-964-4352 ext 16 to reserve your space (payment due upon sign-up; non-refundable)! A small fee is charged for most classes. Guided walks are generally included in Gardens' admission; see individual listings for more information.


Looking for a way to keep track of all of the wonderful workshops and events at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens?

Subscribe to the MCBG Events Feed on Facebook-www.facebook.com/mendocinocoastbotanicalgardens/events... and sign up for our "Bloom Blast", it is chock-full of info about the Gardens, our beautiful blooms, and upcoming events!

Plan your trip: Traveler Resources

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Dahlia Tuber Sale

Saturday, February 2, 2019 through Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Nursery at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens has a great selection of dahlia tubers divided from our own stunning collection! Each dahlia variety is bagged separately and marked with a color photo of the flower to help you better plan the aesthetics of your garden. [Read More]
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Vegetable Garden Volunteer Training

Friday, March 1, 2019 through Friday, March 29, 2019

We are offering free volunteer training to those who would like to join our team of knowledgeable and passionate volunteers for the 2019 growing season (March-October). Volunteers will be trained in vegetable propagation, soil preparation, pest control, planting, harvesting, seed collection, and more. [Read More]
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Fruit Tree Grafting

Saturday, March 9, 2019 through Saturday, March 9, 2019

Gain hands-on grafting experience and come away with an apple tree to start (or add to) your own orchard! [Read More]
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Call for Artists

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 through Friday, March 15, 2019

We are now accepting applications for Art in the Gardens 2019! Applications for this juried fine arts event will be accepted now through March 15, 2019. [Read More]
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Rhododendron Walks 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019 through Saturday, April 27, 2019

Join a guided "Rhodie Walk" happening each Saturday from March 30 through April 27 and learn about the variety of rhododendrons growing throughout Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. [Read More]
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Collections Walks 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019 through Monday, October 7, 2019

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers docent-led walks focused on the plant collections and natural history at MCBG on the first Monday of each month from April through October. Join local Naturalist and former MCBG Gardener, Mario Abreu, to explore the fascinating world of the Gardens. [Read More]
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Spring Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 through Wednesday, April 3, 2019

On Wednesday, April 3, we are opening a Spring Volunteer Orientation for prospective volunteers to learn about the Gardens and the various opportunities we offer. From answering questions in the store, propagating plants from seed and cuttings, and harvesting fruits and vegetables — we have something for any time commitment, skill, and interest! [Read More]
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Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, April 20, 2019 through Sunday, April 28, 2019

Stock up on plants for your spring garden at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' annual Spring Plant Sale! [Read More]
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Retro Sunday

Sunday, April 21, 2019 through Sunday, April 21, 2019

Retro Sunday is Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens day of giving back to the community that has supported us for more than 58 years! Enjoy $1 entrance fee, 47 acres of beautiful gardens, lunch at Rhody's or bring your own picnic. [Read More]
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Bloom Walks

Monday, April 29, 2019 through Monday, October 28, 2019

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers docent-led walks focused on what is in bloom or seasonally interesting on the last Monday of each month from April through October. [Read More]
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Rhododendron Show 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019 through Sunday, May 5, 2019

Each year, the Noyo Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society (ARS) partners with Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens to showcase some of the best rhodie specimens on the west coast. The 42nd Annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show will be held at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5. The juried show is the largest in California with more than 800 entries entered annually filling the big tent with cascades of color and fragrance. [Read More]
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Rhododendrons 101

Saturday, May 18, 2019 through Saturday, May 18, 2019

MCBG Workshop, Rhododendrons 101 will teach you to identify and care for rhododendrons growing in your yard. Expand your collection by learning to choose the right hybrids and species for your area while touring the Rhododendron Collection at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. [Read More]
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Art in the Gardens 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019 through Saturday, August 3, 2019

We are already looking forward to the 27th annual Art in the Gardens (AIG) at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens! Set amidst the spectacular background of summer floral displays, the day-long juried art event will be held on Saturday, August 3rd. [Read More]
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Gala 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019 through Saturday, November 23, 2019

This year's Gala will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 offering music, drink, and flavorful fare, and a one-of-a-kind preview of the lights. All proceeds from this fundraiser event help to support Festival of Lights and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. [Read More]