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Open daily from 10AM – 5PM: Advanced tickets required for non-members.
Members enjoy exclusive early admission from 9:00am to 10:00am daily.


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


Fruit Tree Pruning

This workshop is offered on two Saturdays, choose your preferred date to attend: 

January 11 or January 25, 2020
from 10:00AM to 12:00PM
in the Education Center and MCBG Orchard

When it comes to basic care and pruning of fruit trees, there are many different techniques, several of which have predictable results. This workshop will help you optimize performance from your fruit trees, according to your own needs and the specific environment in which the trees are growing. The focus will primarily be on, but not limited too, the pruning of fruit tree varieties appropriate to the North Coast climate, specifically apples, pears, and select stone fruits. Learn how the time of year and type of pruning cut can greatly influence the success of your fruit trees. We will cover a complete year’s cycle of tree growth — from the tree’s perspective as well as our own.


  • January 11 — Russell Fieber is a seasoned landscaper with 30 years of experience in orchard restoration.
  • January 25 — Di Scott has 20 years of coastal orchard experience and a lifetime of horticultural knowledge.


Start Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

End Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020

Location: MCBG Education Center — If you have already paid and signed up, you may park directly at the Education Center located at 18050 Ocean Drive, Fort Bragg (turn right at Mara's Coffee House and continue down Ocean Drive about 1/2 mile, the entrance for the MCBG Education Center will be on the right-hand side of the road)

Payment Information: Class cost is $15 for members and Master Gardeners; $20 for non-members (includes Gardens admission for the day). Payment is due upon sign-up. Please note, all workshop fees are non-refundable unless the workshop has been canceled or rescheduled by the Gardens. Sign up by phoning 707-964-4352 ext. 16 or stop by The Garden Store at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.


Contact: The Garden Store at MCBG

Contact Phone: 707-964-4352 ext 16