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

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AUGUST 5 and 6, 2023

Featured Artist  |  ELEANOR HARVEY

We are already looking forward to dahlia season and the 30th annual Art in the Gardens (AIG) at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens! Two days of festivities will take place on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Join us in a celebration of creative expression, gorgeous gardens, music, food, and drink. 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. In honor of the 30th anniversary, we are bringing back wine tasting — sample an array of wines from around Mendocino County.

Photos by Steve Ritchie

Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6
Advanced tickets are available online – Click the  green buttons  below. Tickets will also be available at the main entrance on the day of the event. 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. Wine Tasting Tickets may be purchased in addition to event tickets and include one complimentary wine glass and unlimited wine tastings for the day.


Adult Event Ticket (age 15+)......................................... $30
Juniors Event Ticket
(ages 6 to 14)............................... $10
Children Event Ticket
(age 5 and younger)...................... FREE

Wine Tasting Ticket (ages 21+)...................................... $35
PLEASE NOTE: This ticket includes unlimited tastings for the date(s) you select, it does not include admission to the event – an “Adult Event Ticket” must be purchased in addition.

Click the link above and verify your membership using your Member ID and last name to receive discounted rates on admission.
Member Event Ticket (age 15 +)................................... $20
Juniors Event Ticket
(ages 6 to 14)................................. FREE
Children Event Ticket
(age 5 and younger).................... FREE

Wine Tasting Ticket (ages 21+)................................... $35
PLEASE NOTE: Discounts are not available on Wine Tasting Tickets. This ticket includes one complimentary commemorative glass and unlimited tastings for the date(s) you select, it does not include admission to the event – an “Adult Event Ticket” must be purchased in addition.


Regular Gardens admission is not available on the event day. Special event tickets must be purchased by all guests, members of the Gardens, and AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program Members. Memberships and general admission guest passes are not valid for entry on August 5 or 6. All proceeds from this fundraiser event help to support this community event and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.



Saturday, August 5

11:00AM to 1:00PM – Deep Pockets – Blues, Funk, Rock, Motown
1:15PM – Circus Mecca
2:00PM to 4:00PM  – New Nashville West – California rock
4:15PM  – Circus Mecca

Sunday, August 6

11:00AM to 1:00PM – La Onda – Jazz fusion
1:15PM  – Mendocino Dance Project
2:00PM to 4:00PM  – Mamma Grows Funk  – Funk, soul, Latin, and R&B influences


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

A Sweet Affair Patisserie
Big Earls BBQ
Cowlicks Ice Cream
Fairall’s Farm
Hard Head Bread
Rhody's Garden Café
Taqueria Ramirez


Wine-tasting tickets 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
Graziano Family of Wines
Handley Cellars
Husch Vineyards
Foursight Wines
Frey Vineyards
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


2023 Featured Artwork

Into the Woods by Eleanor Harvey
22.5" x 30.75"; oil pastel on sanded paper

Ajah Leas Art  .  Allison Backman  .  Annette Heacox  .  Art by Linda Phelps  .  Art Explorers  .  The Beaded Wench  .  Button Quinn*  .  Denise De Luise Photography & Garden Glass Art  .  Dia Kimm Art Glassunique  .  Diana Hershey  .  Dish Towels by Patti & Lisa Harney  .  Eleanor Harvey ~ 2023 Featured Artist  .  Ene Bender Art  .  Flockworks  .  Garden of Iron  .  Go Send Love, Elizabeth Knaus  .  Granite Mountain Arts  .  Hilary Eddy*  .  Ian Wieczorek  .  Inger Arts  .  Jacqulyn Cisper  .  John Fisher*  .  John Hewitt  .  Just Ducky Mosaics  .  Kit Atlas ~ 2023 AIG Apparel Designer  .  Ling-Yen Designs  .  Little Rosemond Boutique  .  Marika Paz Illustration  .  Mendocino Candle Company  .  Mendocino Gardens Creation  .  Mendocino Queen Honey  .  MendoMadrone  .  Mi Distinctive Tastes  .  Mike Heacox  .  Misty Leppard  .  MorninGloria's  .  My Kin Designs  .  Nara Pilgrim Wood  .  Nature Speaks  .  The Nicolette Collection  .  NorthCoast Brine  .  Noyo Hill Beeswax Wraps  .  Patti Copus Fine Art  .  Peter Bailey Designs  .  Pícaro Gordo Woodcuts  .  Poonkinney Forge  .   Sandy Oppenheimer*  .  Shannon J Healy Fine Art  .  Shrine Jewelry  .  Spiders, Sparkles and Blooms  .  Suzi Long  .  Tess McGuire Hatmaker  .  Ui & Patty Harmony  .  .  Viking Pottery  .  The Weekend Store  .  Wendell Rickon Rustic Furniture Artist  .  Wine Country Photography  .  Yarn Art by Amy

*Past Featured Artists



This year we called upon our artistic community to help us create a fun t-shirt for all our visitors to rock this year! There were several fabulous designs entered in the contest and we are excited to announce this year's winner, Kit Atlas! Her design (pictured above) was inspired by her memories and favorite nooks within the Mendocino Botanical Gardens — Rhododendrons hanging over the deer gates, spotting an Allen's hummingbird in the Vegetable Garden, exploring Fern Canyon Trail, the Dahlia Garden, and the Coastal Bluffs. A tiny self-portrait can be found in the corner of Kit and her dog, Pip, who also loves visiting the Gardens. This design will be featured on the 2023 Art in the Gardens shirts and possibly some other fun 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 5 or 6.
  • 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 2023. 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. 
  • 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 5, 2023

End Date: Sunday, August 6, 2023

Location: Event Lawn at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens