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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 1, 2020

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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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    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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Mushroom Walks 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019 through Monday, December 23, 2019

The Gardens is home to more than 150 species of mushrooms. These weekly docent-led walks feature mushroom identification and lore. [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]
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Festival of Lights 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019 through Sunday, December 22, 2019

The 10th annual Festival of Lights will run rain or shine each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from November 29 through December 22. [Read More]
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Mushroom ID for Beginners

Saturday, November 30, 2019 through Saturday, December 21, 2019

Naturalist and Mycologist, Mario Abreu leads a workshop for beginners all about mushroom identification and uses. [Read More]
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Mushroom Botanical Art

Saturday, December 7, 2019 through Sunday, December 8, 2019

World-class botanical illustrator Sasha Viazmensky is traveling from his home in St. Petersburg, Russia to teach a botanical art class on the Mendocino Coast! [Read More]
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DIY Wreath Workshop

Saturday, December 7, 2019 through Saturday, December 7, 2019

Learn to create a unique wreath incorporating beautiful, natural elements. This "make and take" workshop is a great way to add some holiday cheer to your home. [Read More]

Art in the Gardens 2020

Saturday, August 1, 2020 through Saturday, August 1, 2020

We are already looking forward to the 28th 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 1st. [Read More]