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

Past Events

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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 43rd John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show will be held at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. 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.
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    Join us this spring for a guided Rhododendron Walk at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens each Saturday leading up to the 43rd annual Rhododendron Show.
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    Bumble Bees & Beneficials Field Day is a family Earth Day event to sing praise for our buzzing companions! All ages are invited to explore, observe, and engage in protecting our native pollinators.
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    Become a citizen scientist and learn to observe and study native plants via iNaturalist, an easy-to-use mobile app!
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    Birdwatching is this month's Sprouts activity! Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is offering a series of self-guided activities for kids and parents to do together. Activities include birdwatching, nature breathing, whale watching, pulley systems, getting to know trees, and more. All activities will be available in English and Spanish.
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    Learn to be a garden leader and steward of MCBG' diverse and stunning collections! Become a docent at the Gardens with this three-day training.
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    Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens invites artists to submit an application to exhibit their original work at the 29th juried Art in the Gardens festival
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    This free training is for those who can commit to at least 4 hours of volunteer work in the MCBG Vegetable Garden per week during the 2022 growing season (April - October).
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    Get outside and learn with SPROUTS! Take the whole family on a relaxing journey through the Gardens as you learn to "breath like a tree" from your leaves to your roots or practice "Bunny Breathing".
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    This workshop will help you 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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    Bring new life to your rose garden with a hard winter snip and clip! Join Horticulturist Mishele Stettenbenz for hands-on training and learn basic techniques for pruning and shaping roses and other ornamental shrubs.
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    Enjoy an identification walk and learn mushroom lore with Naturalist and Mycologist, Mario Abreu each Monday from November 22 through January 3.
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    Get outside and learn with SPROUTS! Have you ever used a tangent height gauge or dichotomous key? Learn to use this handy tool to identify items in the natural world. We will have marked several trees for you to practice identifying using the Pacific Coast Tree Finder.
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    The 11th annual Festival of Lights will run rain or shine each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from November 26 through December 19. This year it is all about the lights!
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    This workshop consists of an interactive virtual lecture with live demonstrations and an optional Field ID Walk to find mushrooms associated with the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' native plant communities. Learn the basic taxonomic identifying features that distinguish mushrooms from each other, where each unique mushroom species can be found, when they can be found, and the myths associated with them.
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    Join us for a little holiday fun with the  California Native Plant Society (CNPS) !  Wreath Masters  is a friendly competition between botanic gardens, nurseries,...
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    It is time for the annual Friends of the Gardens (FOG) Holiday Wreath Sale. Support the Gardens and add one of these fragrant beauties to your home!
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    Take a guided tour with Naturalist and Mycologist, Mario Abreu to learn where you might find mushrooms once the winter rains prompt them to spring from the earth.
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    Learn to see flowers in a new light. Life is too short to shoot boring photos and you will learn how to create images that will change the way you use your camera and your imaging editing software.
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    Colors in Nature is this month's Sprouts activity! Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is offering a series of self-guided activities for kids and parents to do together. Activities include birdwatching, nature breathing, whale watching, pulley systems, getting to know trees, and more. All activities will be available in English and Spanish.
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    Calling all citizen scientists... We challenge you to capture the biodiversity at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens between May 1 and June 19 using the iNaturalist app.
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    In lieu of a traditional Rhododendron Show, the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is hosting a photo competition to highlight this season's best rhodie specimens.
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    How many bird species can you document at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (MCBG) this winter? We challenge you to document as many birds as you can from January 1 - March 19 using the iNaturalist app or iNaturalist website.
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    #MendoWreathMasters GIVEAWAY — Let's see what you can do! Post photos of your festively decorated wreaths for a chance to win 4 tickets to the Gardens!
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    ~ GIVEAWAY ~ Tag your rhododendron blooms on Instagram for a chance to win a MCBG membership!
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    April 24 through April 27: In place of our spring BioBlitz at the Gardens, we invite you to explore your own natural surroundings using the iNaturalist app.
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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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    Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 1:30 to 3:00 This special event is coordinated by members of the Fort Bragg Garden Club! The ...
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    World-class botanical illustrator Sasha Viazmensky is traveling from his home in St. Petersburg, Russia to teach a botanical art class on the Mendocino Coast!
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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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    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 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.