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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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    Pumpkin Night - late October

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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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Rhody's Café Opening Weekend!

Thursday, April 19, 2018 through Sunday, April 22, 2018

Rhody’’s Garden Cafe at the Botanical Gardens re-opens on Thursday, April 19! Bringing back your favorite grilled paninis, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads and house-made soups, in addition to delicious drinks and desserts, including Thanksgiving Coffee and Cowlick’’s Hand Made Ice Cream. Fresh, locally sourced, and organic, Rhody’s is the place to go for lunch. [Read More]
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Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, April 21, 2018 through Monday, April 30, 2018

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

Saturday, April 21, 2018 through Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Used Book Sale will have clearance prices on an array of books from the Gardens' library! Snag some inspiration and add to your reference section with a variety of heavily discounted books on topics such as design, landscaping, plant pests, botany, horticulture, and more. [Read More]
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Rhododendron Walks 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018 through Saturday, April 28, 2018

Join a guided "Rhodie Walk" happening each Saturday from March 17 through April 28 and learn about the variety of rhododendrons growing throughout Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. [Read More]
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Retro Sunday

Sunday, April 22, 2018 through Sunday, April 22, 2018

Retro Sunday is Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens day of giving back to the community that has supported us for more than 55 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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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 rhodie 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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Collections Walks 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018 through Monday, April 2, 2018

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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National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 11, 2018 through Friday, May 11, 2018

Enjoy $5 entry to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on Friday, May 12 in honor of National Public Gardens Day. [Read More]
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Rhododendron Basics

Saturday, May 12, 2018 through Saturday, May 12, 2018

MCBG Workshop, Rhododendron Basics 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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May Pet Adoption Day

Saturday, May 19, 2018 through Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Mendocino Coast Humane Society's Mobile Adoption Van will be at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens with a bunch of adorable adoptable animals on the 3rd Saturday of each month (May–Oct)! [Read More]
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Pollinator Week

Monday, June 18, 2018 through Sunday, June 24, 2018

National Pollinator Week is June 19th through the 25th! Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is chock full of pollinators, as well as pollinator-friendly information and inspiration. [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]