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

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Easter at the Gardens

What better place to celebrate the arrival of spring? The Gardens will be a-buzz with activities for the whole family all weekend long! Celebrate spring with a stroll amidst thousands of beautiful blooms at our garden by the sea. There will be prizes, live music, adorable adoptable animals, a guided Rhododendron Walk, and of course… a great big egg hunt! 

On Saturday, April 15 the Mendocino Coast Humane Society's Mobile Adoption Van will make a stop at the Gardens from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Meet MCBG Gardener Jim Celeri on the Plaza at 1:30pm on Saturday to learn more about the Gardens’ Signature Collection, rhododendrons. More than 1,000 of these breathtaking beauties can be seen in bloom this time of year!

Be sure to hop over to the Gardens early on Easter Sunday where the first 50 guests will receive an egg-cellent prize! The egg hunt (children ages 10 and under) will begin at 1:00pm on the Event Lawn. Bring your own basket and please allow plenty of time to reach the Event Lawn, we suggest arriving by 12:30. After the hunt head to Rhody’s Garden Café for a healthy salad, satisfying panini, house-made soup, or treat your sweet tooth to some Cowlick’s ice cream. Local guitarist and vocalist Chuck T. will play on the Plaza from 1:30PM to 3:30PM. Pop in to The Garden Store and Nursery on the Plaza for fresh new decor and plants. 

All activities are free with regular Gardens admission!

Easter Weekend Events at the Gardens

All weekend long…

  • Rhody’s Garden Café re-opens for the summer… bringing back your favorite grilled paninis, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads and house-made soups, in addition to delicious drinks and desserts, including Thanksgiving Coffee and Cowlick’’s Hand Made Ice Cream.

Saturday, April 15th

  • Mendocino Coast Humane Society's Mobile Pet Adoption Van – 11:00am to 3:00pm

  • Join us for a guided Rhododendron Walk with MCBG Gardener and Rhody specialist, Jim Celeri at 1:30pm; meet on the Plaza

Sunday, April 16th

  • Door prizes! The first 50 visitors (one per group) will receive an egg-cellent prize... some of which include, passes to the Gardens, Gardens memberships, and more!
  • EASTER EGG HUNT at 1:00pm
    ~ Children ages 10 and under. Bring your own basket! Please allow plenty of time to reach the Event Lawn, we suggest arriving by 12:30 ~

  • Live music by guitarist and vocalist CHUCK T. on the Plaza from 1:30 to 3:30pm


Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017

Payment Information: All activities are FREE with regular Gardens admission.