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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 3, 2019

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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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    Educational walking tours throughout the year

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    Festival of Lights - November through December

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    Pumpkin Night - October 27, 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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Mushroom Walks 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018 through Monday, December 17, 2018

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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Donation December

Saturday, December 1, 2018 through Monday, December 31, 2018

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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Festival of Lights 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018 through Sunday, December 16, 2018

The 9th annual Festival of Lights will run rain or shine each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from November 23 through December 16, 2018. Adult tickets are just $10 and children age 16 and under are free thanks to the funds raised by our spectacular annual benefit, the Festival of Lights Gala. [Read More]
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Mushroom ID for Beginners

Saturday, December 1, 2018 through Saturday, December 15, 2018

Naturalist and Mycologist, Mario Abreu leads a workshop for beginners all about mushroom identification and uses. [Read More]
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Holiday Wreath & Centerpiece Sale

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 through Monday, December 17, 2018

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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Master Gardener Applications Deadline

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 through Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019 through Sunday, May 5, 2019

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 42nd Annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show will be held at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5. The juried show is the largest in California with more than 800 entries entered annually filling the big tent with cascades of color and fragrance. [Read More]
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Art in the Gardens 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019 through Saturday, August 3, 2019

We are already looking forward to the 27th 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 3rd. [Read More]