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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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Soil Building 101

Saturday, March 10, 2018 through Saturday, March 10, 2018

Soil Building 101 will explore the complexities of a gardener’s most precious resource, soil! You will gain the tools you need to identify and work with the soil in your own back yard, and learn to build soil fertility that will sustain your garden for years to come. [Read More]
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Spring Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 through Wednesday, March 14, 2018

On Wednesday, March 14, we are opening a Spring Volunteer Orientation for prospective volunteers to learn about the Gardens and the various opportunities we offer. From answering questions in the store, propagating plants from seed and cuttings, and harvesting fruits and vegetables -- we have something for any time commitment, skill, and interest! [Read More]
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2018-2020 Sculpture Gallery

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 through Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Arts Council of Mendocino County is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2020 Sculpture Gallery at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Applications are due by March 14. [Read More]
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Call for Artists

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 through Friday, April 13, 2018

We are now accepting applications for Art in the Gardens 2018! Applications for this juried fine arts event will be accepted now through April 13, 2018. Jurying will take place at the end of April and we will send notifications shortly after. [Read More]
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Spring Plant & Store 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 & Store Sale—at the Nursery and The Garden Store. [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 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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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]