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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 4, 2018

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    Festival of Lights - November through December

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    Annual Rhododendron Show - May 5 and 6, 2018

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    Festival of Lights - November through December

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    Educational walking tours throughout the year

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    Festival of Lights - November through December

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    Annual Rhododendron Show - May 5 and 6, 2018

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    Annual Spring and Fall Plant & Store Sales

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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Festival of Lights 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017 through Sunday, December 17, 2017

Join us at the Gardens for an unbelievable show of glittering color, live music, drinks, sweet treats, and fun in the big tent each evening of the 8th annual Festival of Lights. [Read More]
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Shop Small Saturday

Saturday, November 25, 2017 through Saturday, November 25, 2017

Stock up on home décor, plants, gifts, and more... Show your love for local business and #ShopSmall this Saturday, November 28th! [Read More]
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Mushroom Walks 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017 through Monday, December 18, 2017

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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Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 through Tuesday, November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday - Volunteer your time or donate a portion of your savings back to a nonprofit organization that is important to you. Pay it forward. Like your shopping list, make your giving list for the holidays. [Read More]
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Gala 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 through Wednesday, November 29, 2017

You are invited to a woodland wonderland of enchantment and frivolity. Join us for the annual Festival of Lights Gala on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. [Read More]
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Holiday Wreath & Centerpiece Sale

Thursday, November 30, 2017 through Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Friends of the Gardens (FOG) annual Holiday Wreath and Centerpiece Sale is one of their many fundraisers for Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. [Read More]
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Donation December

Friday, December 1, 2017 through Sunday, December 31, 2017

Our Gardens are a living museum of plants and ecosystems. Like a museum, we must preserve and protect our specimens for purposes of education, research, conservation, historic preservation, and of course beauty. When you donate to the Gardens, your gift provides us with the resources to keep this natural wonder growing strong! [Read More]
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Mushroom ID for Beginners

Saturday, December 2, 2017 through Saturday, December 16, 2017

Naturalist and Mycologist, Mario Abreu leads a workshop for beginners all about mushroom identification and uses. [Read More]
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Master Gardener Applications Deadline

Thursday, November 30, 2017 through Thursday, November 30, 2017

Since 2004, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens has partnered with University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) to offer the University’s Master Gardener Program on the Mendocino Coast. The purpose of the program is to develop a corps of local volunteers who can advise and support environmentally friendly, successful gardening by other members of their communities. [Read More]
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Rhododendron Show 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018 through Sunday, May 6, 2018

Each year, the Noyo Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society (ARS) partners with Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens to showcase some of the best rhody specimens on the west coast. The 41st Annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show will be held at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. The juried show is the largest in California with more than 700 entries entered annually filling the big tent with cascades of color and fragrance. [Read More]
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Art in the Gardens 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018 through Saturday, August 4, 2018

We are already looking forward to the 26th annual Art in the Gardens 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 4, 2018. [Read More]