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

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MCBG Docent Training

February 21, February 28, and March 7
10:00am to 12:00pm in the Gardens Meeting Room and out in the Gardens

Wanted - Gardens Lovers to Share their Enthusiasm

Each year thousands of children and adults visit the Gardens, spending a few hours or the entire day exploring. The Gardens has something for everyone: well-maintained areas with beautiful displays of perennials, fuchsias, and succulents, and nature trails along the creek to the ocean bluffs. Rhododendrons, camellias, and dahlias are also widely popular attractions.

If you are enthusiastic about these same features of the Gardens, consider becoming a DOCENT! The Docent Program offers an opportunity for visitors to learn and experience more than what they would on their own. Docents are the public face of our Gardens that guide student and adult groups throughout our 47-acres and impart their knowledge, excitement, and enthusiasm. They are integral to enhancing the visitor experience.

Docent Duties Include:

  • Leading group or individual tours for visiting adults and/or children. Partnering up with another docent to lead a tour is a possibility
  • Assisting with educational programs
  • Supporting Open Garden Day and collection-related events such as the Rhododendron Show and National Public Gardens Day.

We will be holding a spring Docent Training on February 21, February 28, and March 7 in the MCBG Meeting Room from 10AM-12PM.  Each session will include classroom instruction and a walk through the Gardens to become familiar with collections, trails, and MCBG history.  If you have a passion for the Gardens and people, please consider this rewarding opportunity. If you can join us, please RSVP to A $20 deposit for the Docent Handbook is required at the start of the class. We strongly recommend you attend all 3 sessions.

Not a volunteer yet? Click here for more information on becoming a part of the MCBG Volunteer Family!


Start Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

End Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Schedule Details: This three-day training will be held Wednesdays, February 21, February 28, and March 7 from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Gardens Meeting Room. Attending all three sessions is strongly recommended.

Location: Gardens Meeting Room

Instructor: Ted & Fran Steinhardt

Payment Information: Free training. You must be a volunteer at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. If you are interested in becoming a Gardens volunteer, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 707-964-4352 ext 10, or send an email to


Contact: Molly Rosenthal

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 707-964-4352 ext. 10