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


Fruit Tree Pruning

Sunday, January 14, 2024
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
in the MCBG Farmhouse and Orchard

When it comes to basic care and pruning of fruit trees, there are many different techniques, several of which have predictable results. This workshop will help you optimize the performance of your fruit trees, according to your own needs and the specific environment in which the trees are growing. The focus will primarily be on, but not limited to, the pruning of fruit tree varieties appropriate to the North Coast climate, specifically apples, pears, and select stone fruits. Learn how the time of year and type of pruning cut can greatly influence the success of your fruit trees. We will cover a complete year’s cycle of tree growth — from the tree’s perspective as well as our own.



  • The class will include indoor instruction and demonstrations in the MCBG Vegetable Garden & Orchard. Be prepared for the weather with appropriate layers.
  • We recommend bringing a notebook, pencil, and water bottle.
  • Please read and follow our local Health Order. If you are sick, please stay home. 



Class size is limited! Registration for this workshop must be completed in advance. Click the links below to sign up online or you can register at the Gardens' gift shop. Please note, all workshop fees are non-refundable unless the workshop has been canceled or rescheduled by the Gardens. 

Workshop Registration .......................... $35 per participant and includes Gardens admission for the day

Member Workshop Registration ............ $25 per current MCBG Member (verify membership to activate discounted rate)



Di Scott has more than 20 years of coastal orchard experience and a lifetime of horticultural knowledge.


Date: Sunday, January 14, 2024