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

Past Events

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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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    This class aims to support you in slowing down, tuning into your intuition, cultivating physical health and psychological well-being using postures—asanas and breathing techniques—pranayama with the goal of developing a grounded, focused, and peaceful mind.
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    This year's Fall Plant Sale includes DISCOUNTS ON ALL PLANT PURCHASES from Oct 22 through the end of the month!
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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 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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    The Symphony of the Redwoods presents a series of free outdoor concerts at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. All concerts are free with regular Gardens admission, advanced reservations required.
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    This year we are moving the Friends of the Gardens (FOG) annual Birdhouse Auction online where you can still enjoy a bidding war or purchase your favorite for the "buy-it-now" price.
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    We are already looking forward to the 28th Art in the Gardens (AIG) at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens! Join us for an enticing mixture of art, music, food, and drinks amongst the dramatic summertime blooms on August 7, and 8.
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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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    Delphine Davidson and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens appreciate our healthcare workers and teachers and the critical role they play in keeping our community connected and cared for. Please join us for a complimentary session of Mindful Yoga encircled by towering cypress and the melodies of nature... birds, bees, and the mighty ocean to celebrate your hard work and dedication.
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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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    Individual volunteer citizen scientists and other participants interested in the 2021 Sudden Oak Death (SOD) training and sampling for the Mendocino Coast can pick up their
    materials at the MCBG entry parking lot on Saturday, May 29th from 10-11 AM, Sunday, May 30th from 10-11 AM, and Tuesday, June 1st from 10-11 AM.
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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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    The City Nature Challenge BioBlitz will be a self-guided exploration of our 47-acre natural wonder. We challenge you to capture the biodiversity at the Gardens between April 30 and May 3 using the iNaturalist app.
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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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    Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens now open daily!
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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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    We are offering free training to those who would like to join our team of knowledgeable and passionate volunteers to comit at least 4 hours per week to the 2021 growing season (April - October).
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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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    Though there will be no Festival of Lights event this year but in lieu of the traditional event we have created a video scrapbook of the lights and cheer from the past ten years. Take a look!
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    Naturalist and Mycologist, Mario Abreu leads a workshop for beginners all about mushroom identification and uses.
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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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    This two-day workshop is for anyone who wants to add an element of art while on the go, in your backyard or on your next trip. All you need is a love of nature, an inquisitive eye, and a few carefully selected drawing tools.
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    ~ GIVEAWAY ~ Tag your rhododendron blooms on Instagram for a chance to win a MCBG membership!
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    The 43rd Rhododendron Show has been postponed until 2021.
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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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    Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is temporarily closed. All sales, events and workshops are cancelled through the end of April.
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    THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED. A full refund will be issued for those who are already registered for this class.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.