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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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Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, September 14, 2019 through Sunday, September 22, 2019

Stock up on plants for your winter and early spring garden at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' annual Fall Plant Sale! All plants at the Nursery will be on sale and select items at The Garden Store for gift-giving and more... [Read More]
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Bloom Walks

Monday, September 30, 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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Collections Walks 2019

Monday, October 7, 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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Nature Sketchbook

Saturday, September 28, 2019 through Sunday, September 29, 2019

This two-day workshop is for anyone who wants to add an element of art while on the go, in your backyard or on your next trip. All you need is a love of nature, an inquisitive eye, and a few carefully selected drawing tools. [Read More]
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FOG Wine Raffle 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 through Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Friends of the Gardens (FOG) invites you to take your chances in their annual raffle for Mendocino County wines. [Read More]
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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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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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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]

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]