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

Past Events

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    Instructor Di Scott has 20 years of coastal orchard experience and a lifetime of horticultural knowledge to help you to optimize performance from your fruit trees, according to your own needs and the specific environment in which the trees are growing.
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    Learn to capture those mycological wonders from one of the premier mushroom photographers in the nation! This full-day workshop will teach you how to get those fungi in focus with tips on lighting, equipment, and finding that perfect wild mushroom specimens.
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    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.
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    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!
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    The Gardens is home to more than 150 species of mushrooms. These weekly docent-led walks feature mushroom identification and lore.
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    The Friends of the Gardens (FOG) annual Holiday Wreath and Centerpiece Sale is one of their many fundraisers for Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
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    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.
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    Naturalist and Mycologist, Mario Abreu leads a workshop for beginners all about mushroom identification and uses.
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    #GivingTuesday - Volunteer your time or donate a portion of your savings back to a nonprofit organization that is important to you. Pay it forward. Like your shopping list, make your giving list for the holidays.
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    Victory Garden for Peace is hosting a workshop covering the basics of seed saving. Bring your seeds! Basic seed cleaning equipment will be available. BONUS: There will be a plethora of seeds to share and take home!
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    As crisp fall air gives way to long winter nights, we gather in the spirit of the season offering an exclusive viewing of the Gardens aglow.
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    The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is hosting an abundant celebration in the organic demonstration Vegetable Garden and new Education Center located in the restored historic farmhouse. Join us for an afternoon brimming with knowledge and nourishment focused on mushrooms, fruits, vegetables, fermentation, and all things autumn.
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    Come dressed in your Halloween best and light up the night with some creatively carved gourds and painted pumpkins. Vote for your favorite pumpkins, enjoy spooky games, haunting music by DJ Nutrishious, and fall treats.
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    The Mendocino Coast Humane Society's Mobile Adoption Van will be at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens with a bunch of adorable adoptable animals on the 3rd Saturday of each month (May–Oct)!
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    Friends of the Gardens (FOG) invites you to take your chances in their annual raffle for Mendocino County wines.
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    Stock up on plants for your winter and early spring garden at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' annual Fall Plant Sale! All plants at the Nursery will be on sale and select items at The Garden Store for gift-giving and more...
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    On this lovely autumn evening, MCBG members will enjoy first choice of all sale items for our Fall Plant Sale... Members can peruse the plants in the Nursery and the selection of Store sale items while sipping wine and enjoying a light smattering of hors-d'oeuvres.
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    Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is always dog-friendly, boasting 47-acres and tons of trails for your pup to explore... On Sunday, August 26, we celebrate National Dog Day with a bit of extra love for our canine visitors.
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    Join Alix Cooley of PathFinder Yoga Retreats in the morning splendor of the organic demonstration Vegetable Garden at Mendocino Botanical Gardens for an outdoor pop-up yoga class.
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    Friends of the Gardens are gearing up for another successful Birdhouse Auction, this year to run from May 26 through August 10.
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    What better way to learn to draw the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' surroundings than under the guidance of a professional artist who specializes in natural-based designs?
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    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.
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    Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is looking for volunteers to help at the 26th Art in the Gardens celebration on Saturday, August 4th.
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    Join us Saturday, July 7th for the greatest yard sale on the Coast!
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    Would you like to spend your days under the sunshine, listening to birds and the crashing waves while learning a thing or two about native plants, pruning, or dahlia care to name a few? Then consider joining our family of volunteers!
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    Saturday, June 23 from 1:30 to 3:00 This special event is coordinated by members of the Fort Bragg Garden Club! The Heritage...
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    National Pollinator Week is June 18th through the 24th! Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is chock full of pollinators, as well as pollinator-friendly information and inspiration.
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    This Sunday, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens will be bursting with blooms and adoration for moms of all kinds.
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    Enjoy free entry to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on Friday, May 11 in honor of National Public Gardens Day.
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    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 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.
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    The Used Book Sale will have clearance prices on an array of books from the Gardens' library! Snag some inspiration and add to your reference section with a variety of heavily discounted books on topics such as design, landscaping, plant pests, botany, horticulture, and more.
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    Rhody’’s Garden Cafe at the Botanical Gardens re-opens on Thursday, April 19! Bringing back your favorite grilled paninis, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads and house-made soups, in addition to delicious drinks and desserts, including Thanksgiving Coffee and Cowlick’’s Hand Made Ice Cream. Fresh, locally sourced, and organic, Rhody’s is the place to go for lunch.
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    The Mendocino Coast Humane Society's Mobile Adoption Van will be at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens with a bunch of adorable adoptable animals on Saturday, April 14 and the 3rd Saturday of each month (May–October)!
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    The Gardens will be a-buzz with activities for the whole family! Celebrate spring with a stroll amidst thousands of beautiful blooms at our garden by the sea.
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    Docents are a very important part of our volunteer community. They are the public faces of our organization that guide supporters through the gardens while sharing stories, knowledge, and most importantly, enthusiasm with the community. Become a docent at the Gardens with this three-day training!
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    Bring new life to your rose garden! Join us for a hands-on training and learn basic techniques for pruning and shaping roses and other ornamental shrubs.
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    Learn to care for your chickens for optimum health and egg production. This class will provide you with the basic knowledge on how to get started and what to expect.
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    Celebrating our inauguration as an American Conifer Society Reference Garden.
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    You are invited to a woodland wonderland of enchantment and frivolity. Join us for the annual Festival of Lights Gala on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
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    Learn to better your garden, body, and mind... Join local Master Herbalist, Karin Uphoff for this fantastic workshop! Discover how to grow strong medicine, when and how to harvest different parts of the plant, process herbs so their medicine keeps, and how to incorporate herbs into your life.
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    Join us at the Gardens for an unbelievable show of glittering color, live music, drinks, sweet treats, and fun in the big tent each evening of the 8th annual Festival of Lights.
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    This extended learning series offers four classes of hands-on, brains-on training. MCBG Lead Gardener Jaime Jensen teaches the essential skills to develop a strong vegetable garden for years to come. Learn about soil preparation, garden planning, propagation, and harvesting techniques.
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    Have you started to plan for spring yet? Join MCBG Lead Gardener, Jaime Jensen in the wonderful Organic Demonstration Vegetable Garden and learn hands-on how to make the most of your veggie garden this autumn!
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    MCBG Workshop, Gopher and Mole Control will teach how to rid your yard of pesky burrowing rodents.
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    With a riot of color, this is the largest rhododendron show in California, and a not-to-be-missed event.
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    MCBG Workshop, Seed Sowing and Saving will teach you some basic seed saving and seed sowing techniques and procedures. Annual flowers, vegetables, and some perennials will be discussed.
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    Art in the Gardens is a lively day of juried art on display and for sale. Regional foods, wine and beer tasting, music, art demonstrations, all set amongst the splendor of a 47-acre garden to the sea.
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    The MCBG Workshop, Designing Bee-Friendly Flower Gardens, offers many colorful examples of flower filled gardens that support bees.
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    Festival of Lights, held annually at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, is a winter family classic on the Mendocino Coast, with thousands of lights creating visual delight throughout the Gardens, enchanting and delighting all ages.
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    The Mendocino Coast Humane Society's Mobile Adoption Van will be at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens with a bunch of adorable adoptable animals on the 3rd Saturday of each month May–Dec!
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    Join us for a walk and talk with Christine Casey of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Saturday, April 1. Ms. Casey will give a review of common bees, what they need to thrive, and how we can provide that in our gardens. The class will continue out in the Gardens for a look at plants and bees.
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    Enjoy 50% off all holiday items at The Garden Store at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens now through New Year's Day!
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    Stock up on home décor, plants, gifts, and more... Show your love for local business and #ShopSmall this Saturday, November 28th!
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    When people get together, they have the freedom to choose one project from three choices. Chances are they will learn while working on their own project how another's works by observation. The learning experience is increased if there are multiple choices.
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    The Mendocino Coast Humane Society's Mobile Adoption Van will be at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens with a bunch of adorable adoptable animals!
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    Are you attending the premier black and white event of the season?
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    Join local specialty nursery owner, Rella Gadulka, for a hands-on workshop and overview of the wonderful world of succulents, including their growth habits and care. Discover successful techniques for potting, propagating, and companion planting. Learn to keep these water-wise plants happy from roots to leaves!
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    Join coastal orchard expert, Di Scott for a workshop on Summertime Fruit Tree Pruning. This class will focus on basic care and pruning helping you to optimize performance from your fruit trees. Summer pruning is a great way to increase your fruit and ease winter maintenance!
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    Looking for the perfect way to fill your home with cheer and spread a little joy and beauty this holiday season? Consider a potted conifer, other native tree, or foundation landscape plant to enjoy in your home now; then donate your purchase back to help revegetate wildfire-affected areas of Lake County.
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    Dog Days of Summer celebrated our faithful canine companions with contests, information, treats, and a barking good time!
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    Learn how time of year and type of pruning cut can greatly influence the success of your fruit trees. This workshop will cover a complete year’s cycle of tree growth – from the tree’s perspective as well as our own.
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    Three-month-long workshop will teach everything you need to know to get your home vegetable garden started and producing for you.
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    Come dressed in your Halloween best and light up the night with some creatively carved gourds and painted pumpkins. Join us Saturday, October 28 for a pumpkin carving/design contest, festive treats, music, and more!
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    Join MCBG Gardener and Master Gardener, Mario Abreu for a hands-on workshop and lecture on propagating local native plants, heathers, fuchsias, dahlias, and more.
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    Join us for the 40th Annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show, California's LARGEST Rhododendron Show!