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

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Friends of the Gardens' annual Birdhouse Auction


Bidding is open –  VIEW BIRDHOUSES  
Be sure to click through all 3 pages!


The Friends of the Gardens (FOG) annual Birdhouse Auction will run May 27 through August 11. Now in it's 16th year, this annual silent auction is comprised of uniquely beautiful, quirky, and just plain fun birdhouses to decorate your garden or home. The auction will take place entirely online, where you can still enjoy a bidding war or purchase your favorite for the "win-it-now" price. Birdhouses will be on display at the Gardens (June - August), come on by to see the fine details on each of the birdy-abodes. CLICK HERE to view the auction catalog.



If you have a favorite birdhouse that is simply a must-have, consider snapping it up at the "win-it-now" price... a fantastic donation to the Gardens and a big win for you! Snag your favorite early to beat out all bidders or enjoy the fun and excitement of a bidding war. Bid increments are automatically set at $5.

NEW THIS YEAR –– When bidding reaches $400, the "win-it-now" option disappears. This means that bidding will continue all the way until the auction comes to a close on August 11th at 8:00PM. These highly sought-after birdy-abodes can potentially bid beyond $500 making this fundraiser even more of a roaring success! Take a look at your favorite birdhouses today and see if you want to take the plunge and “buy-it-now” price before you cannot…

Proceeds from this FOG FUNdraiser benefit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. This auction has raised $70,451.06 for the Gardens over the past 14 years (2006 -2020)! We are so lucky to have such talented and creative Friends (of the Gardens). Wouldn't you like to add a special addition to your garden while helping the Gardens flourish? Place your bid!



All payments will be processed through the auction site online
You do not need to enter your credit card information in order to bid on the auction items. If you have won a birdhouse or choose to purchase a birdhouse at the "win-it-now" price you may do so through ReadySetAuction. Bid wisely! The winning bidder is responsible for payment of the final bid amount captured via the auction website at 8PM on August 11, 2022 and the cost of shipping if necessary. Purchases are non-refundable. All proceeds from this fundraiser event help to support this community event and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. If you need assistance completing your purchase, please contact the Administration Office at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens:
707-964-4352 ext 10 (available Mon-Fri, 8:30AM-5PM, closed weekends & holidays)

Shipping is available
If you will not be able to pick up your birdhouse in person at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens we can ship it to you. You will be responsible for covering the cost of shipping, the amount will be billed separately. To make arrangements for shipping, please contact the Administration Office at


Start Date: Friday, May 27, 2022

End Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022