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WEEKLY WELLNESS OPPORTUNITIES – Relax and unwind with one of our weekly wellness classes on the Event Lawn.
T'ai Chi Chih – Fridays at 11:15AM  .  Meditation – Fridays at 12:30PM  .  Yoga – Sundays at 12:00PM


Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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    2024 Featured Artwork – "Garden of Joy" by Linda Shearin

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Art in the Gardens 2024

August 3 and 4
Art  .  Music  .  Entertainment  .  Food  .  Wine  .  Beer
Featured Artist  |  Linda Shearin

The 31st annual Art in the Gardens (AIG) at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens will take place on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4. Join us in a celebration of creative expression and gorgeous gardens. Mingle with more than 50 artists and enjoy live music, entertainment, and dramatic summertime blooms. Food, craft brews, and wine will be available for purchase.


Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4
Tickets are now available online and at the Gardens' gift shop. All tickets are valid between 11AM and 5PM on the date you choose, they are not timed tickets. Tickets are non-refundable. Each ticket is valid for one day, if you wish to attend both days of the event you will need tickets for each day. Adult Event Tickets with Wine Tasting are available online and at the Gardens gift shop, they include admission for one adult (age 21+), one complimentary wine glass, and unlimited wine tastings for the day.


Click the date you wish to attend below to get tickets.

Saturday, August 3

Sunday, August 4

Wine Tasting & Admission Ticket (ages 21+)................................. $65
Adult Event Ticket (age 18+)............................................................. $30
Juniors Event Ticket 
(ages 6 to 17).................................................. $10
Children Event Ticket 
(age 5 and younger)................................... FREE


Members of the Gardens receive a $10 discount on all ticket rates!
Click the date you wish to attend below to get tickets.
Be sure to verify your membership using your Member ID and last name to receive discounted rates.

Saturday, August 3

Sunday, August 4

Member Wine Tasting & Admission Ticket (ages 21+).................................. $55
Member Adult Event Ticket (age 18+).............................................................. $20
Member Juniors Event Ticket 
(ages 6 to 17).................................................. FREE
Member Children Event Ticket 
(age 5 and younger)................................... FREE


This year’s Featured Artist, Linda Shearin has been studying and creating art for more than 40 years. Her first inclination that she might want to be an artist someday occurred as a ten-year-old on a field trip to the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” and “Starry Night” paintings were so beautiful and intriguing. She wondered, “How do you do that?” Linda began her art journey using watercolor taking her first class in 1978. She was able to study with many fine watercolorists in the San Francisco Bay Area before a move to Mendocino, California, in 2000. Linda’s current work continues to flow in many different directions with various media from watercolor to acrylic to collage. She is always looking for a different way to paint a subject whether through media, abstraction, collage, or line drawing. Although most art interpretations “have already been done,” Linda is trying to paint something in a way that she hasn’t seen before. That can be scary sometimes, but what fun it is to try!

2024 Featured Artwork

Garden of Joy by Linda Shearin
32" x 40” (including frame); Acrylic painting on watercolor paper
$2,950 plus tax

Original painting created by Linda Shearin for Art in the Gardens 2024:
The Botanical Gardens is such a special place to visit and I wanted to convey what it feels like when you are surrounded by all the plants, flowers, animals, insects and even weeds! It is truly joyful to spend time there, thus the title, "Garden of Joy."  The painting is totally imagined, but certainly inspired by the beautiful gardens.



Saturday, August 3

11:00AM to 1:30PM – Moon Rabbit – Classic rock and roll with modern twists
1:30 to 2:30PM – Circus Mecca
2:30PM to 5:00PM – Mamma Grows Funk  – Funk, soul, Latin, and R&B influences
4:00PM to 5:00PM  – Circus Mecca

Sunday, August 4

11:00AM to 1:30PM – West of Nowhere – Classic rock favorites
1:30-2:30 – LatCo (Latino Coalition) Youth Folk Dance and Theatre Group
2:30PM to 5:00PM  – Dirt Roosters – Lo-Fi Slacker Garage-a-Billy Cluck Rock


We will have a variety of food and beverages available for purchase on the Event Lawn

Big Earls BBQ
Cowlick's Ice Cream
Happy Hermit Bakery
Hard Head Bread
Rhody's Garden Café
Slam Dunk Pizza
Thanksgiving Coffee Company
Taqueria Ramirez


Admission tickets including wine tasting ($65 each) are available for purchase online or at the event. North Coast Brewing Company's craft brews and wine from around Mendocino County will be available for purchase.

BARRA of Mendocino
Bee Hunter Wine
Bergin-Sipila Vineyards
Domaine Anderson
Graziano Family of Wines
Frey Vineyards
Handley Cellars
Husch Vineyards
McNab Ridge Winery
Murder Ridge Winery
Terra Sávia Winery
Witching Stick Wines


We will have a variety of art available for purchase on the Event Lawn from a variety of local and regional artists

Ajah Leas Art  .  Art Explorers  .  Bahia Beads by Mona Bourell  .  Color Wheel Art Studio  .  Cowboy Cat Ceramics  .  Cozy Cottage Pottery  .  Creekwood Studios  .  Dia Kimm Art Glass  .  Diana M. Wyles, Fine Art in Miniature  .  Dish Towels by Patti & Lisa  .  Hilary Eddy *  .  Elizabeth Locke Photography  .  John Fisher *  .  Granite Mountain Arts  .  Eleanor Harvey *  .  John Hewitt  .  Ice Dyed Fabrics  .  Jacquelyn Cisper  .  Jeanette Bennett  .  Just Ducky Mosaics  .  Kit Atlas (2023 Design Contest Winner)  .  Kristy Reynolds Ceramic Art  .  Linda MacDonald  .  Ling-Yen Designs  .  Marilyn Mattson Fine Art  .  mARTa’s art  .  Marvelous Made  .  Marybeth Kampman  .  Mendocino Gardens Creation  .  Mendocino Marbles  .  Mendocino Queen Honey  .  MendoMadrone  .  Merritt Woodworking  .  Mi Distinctive Tastes  .  Misty Leppard  .  MorninGloria’s  .  Nara Pilgrim Wood  .  Odin’s Organics  .  Sandy Oppenheimer *  .  Peter Bailey Designs  .  Phoenix Palace  .  Pícaro Gordo Woodcuts  .  Renegade Botanicals  .  Robin Inspire Photography  .  Rose Gitlin Studio  .Safarik Studios  .  Sergio Lopez  .  Shannon J Healy Fine Art  .  Linda Shearin * 2024 Featured Artist  .  Shrine Jewelry  .  Spiders, Sparkles and Blooms  .  Tangleweeds Jewlery  .  Tess McGuire Hatmaker  .  Tessa Kay Madsen Petrich  .  The Art of J.D. Mayhew  .  Tiny Blue Studio  .  Virginia Ray  .  We Rock Communities  .  Wendell's Wonderful Woodworks  .  WildKind Jewelry

*Past Featured Artists



This year we celebrate the 31st anniversary of our summer festival, Art in the Gardens (AIG) and the 2nd annual Design Contest! There were several fabulous designs entered in the contest and we are excited to announce this year's winner, Shannon Williams of Frog House Design! Her design (pictured right) captured all the fun of AIG and the natural splendor of our garden by the sea.

"A Day in the Gardens" was inspired by our summer event and all that the Gardens encompass on a beautiful summer day. To represent Art in the Gardens, Shannon included a wine bottle, wine glass, food, and a violin to represent the music and entertainment. There is also the artistic style of the design to shine on the artistic nature of the event. To express the natural beauty of the Gardens there are dahlias, fuchsias, strawberries, raspberries, ocean, birds, as well as other wildlife. This design will be featured on the 2024 Art in the Gardens shirts and other printed items.



  • Art in the Gardens will be held rain or shine.
  • The Gardens will not be open to guests until the event begins at 11AM on August 3 or 4.
  • Please note, all tickets are non-refundable. Proceeds from this fundraiser event support our non-profit botanical garden. If you are sick, please stay home.
  • Outside food or beverages are not allowed.
  • No smoking anywhere in the Gardens.
  • Well-behaved dogs are allowed at Art in the Gardens 2024. This event draws a large crowd, please clean up after your dog and keep them leashed and close to you at all times. 
  • Please carpool, parking is free, but limited.
  • Please be prepared with your own mobility cart/wheelchair for the event and utilize the courtesy shuttles which will provide rides from the main parking lot, overflow parking areas, and Event Lawn. If you bring your own cart/wheelchair and need assistance in loading/unloading we can help!
  • Art in the Gardens is an event where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use in promotion of Art in the Gardens and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (MCBG)


Sponsorship of this major annual fundraiser supports the Gardens and our mission to engage and enrich lives by displaying and conserving plants in harmony with our Northern California coastal ecosystems and to preserve public access to the coast. Please help us to maintain this world-class garden — a place for our community to find inspiration in nature. Partner with us in a celebration of creative expression, gorgeous gardens, music, food, and drink that attracts as many as 1,500 guests each year!

To receive the full recognition of your sponsorship, please join as a sponsor by July 1. For more information or to discuss designing a specific sponsorship package, please contact our Event Coordinator, Jamie Campione


Start Date: Saturday, August 3, 2024

End Date: Sunday, August 4, 2024