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

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Spring Docent Training

Fridays, Feb 9, Feb 16, Feb 23, and Mar 1, 2024
from 9:30AM to 12:30PM

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens welcomes school groups, charter tours, and community organizations to enjoy the beauty of our 47-acre garden by the sea. Our Docents are active year-round; learning, sharing their knowledge, and providing group tours for people of all ages. 

Our Spring Docent Training is just around the corner and we want you! We are looking for enthusiastic garden lovers who also love people and want to learn the art of leading tours for children and adults in the exploration and observation of one of our community’s greatest treasures, the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. If you appreciate the green earth and want to help people of all ages (especially the little ones) develop a deeper connection with the natural world and a genuine excitement for gardens, then we hope you will consider joining the MCBG Docent Team. Help us share our fascination with plant life with the curious public!

Did you know that all local school children get to experience the Gardens through free guided field trips? We welcome more than 800 students per year and our Docents lead them through the garden. We are thrilled to provide the local and visiting youth with a place to discover nature's wonder and be awestruck by towering rhododendrons, giant epiphytes (air plants), tiny insects, wandering wildlife, and many other gifts of our local ecosystem. As a docent, you can share your love of gardens with visiting school groups and use this magical garden to foster connections between children and nature.


Would you like to join? 
Please RSVP to Sarah at with your name and a little bit about yourself. If you are not already a part of our volunteer team, please CLICK HERE to complete a brief questionnaire.


Learn more about Volunteering at the Gardens
If you’ve been thinking of digging deeper into the Gardens, now is the perfect time to join as a volunteer. Volunteers have made the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens all that it is today. Their dedication, cooperation, hard work, and creative energies are the heartbeat of this organization. We invite you to become a part of our team of volunteers and help the Gardens continue to thrive. Learn more...


Start Date: Friday, February 9, 2024

End Date: Friday, March 1, 2024