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Get your ticket for Festival of Lights! Advanced tickets are required and may be purchased online or at our gift shop.
Tickets are limited each night and may sell out.

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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

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    Festival of Lights - November through December

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    Annual Rhododendron Show

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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. A small registration fee is charged for most classes and contributes to furthering our educational programming. 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 2022

Friday, November 25, 2022 through Sunday, December 18, 2022

The 12th annual Festival of Lights will run rain or shine each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from November 25 through December 18. [Read More]
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Monday Mushroom Walks

Monday, November 14, 2022 through Monday, December 26, 2022

Take a guided tour of the MCBG Mushroom Collection! The Gardens is home to more than 160 species of wild mushrooms during fall and winter. [Read More]
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Mushroom ID Workshop

Saturday, December 3, 2022 through Saturday, December 17, 2022

This two-day workshop consists of an interactive lecture with demonstrations and an optional Field ID Walk to find mushrooms associated with the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' native plant communities. [Read More]
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Weekly Guided Tours

Thursday, April 7, 2022 through Thursday, March 30, 2023

Come enjoy our rich history and diverse plant life with a trained garden steward who will share the fascinating details of our thriving garden community! [Read More]
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Nature Journaling Club

Friday, May 20, 2022 through Friday, October 20, 2023

Join artist, Mary-Ellen Campbell, once a month at the Gardens for 2 hours of Nature Journaling at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. [Read More]