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

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    Rhododendron 'Tahitian Dawn'

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    Rhododendron 'Carneum'

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    Rhododendron 'Maesie'

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    Rhododendron 'Forsterianum'

Rhododendron Basic Care and Identification

Saturday: February 20 or March 19
from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Gardens Meeting Room 

Learn to grow more healthy and vibrant Rhododendrons... JUST IN TIME TO ENTER A TRUSS IN THE 2016 RHODODENDRON SHOW!!!

Our cool coastal climate, acidic soils, and mild winters allow many beautiful cultivars and species to thrive. Dennis McKiver - president of the American Rhododendron Society’s local chapter - will teach proper planting and plant medium, fertilizing, pruning, as well as disease and pest control. Expand your collection by learning to choose the right hybrids and species for your area while touring the Rhododendron Collection at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. 

Dennis McKiver has been growing and collecting Rhododendrons since 2001. His collection has over 1,000 hybrid and species Rhododendrons.

Class size is limited; sign up by phoning in your payment at 707 964-4352 ext. 16 or reserve your spot in person at The Garden Store at MCBG

**  Not able to make one of the workshops? Join us for a Rhododendron Walk on Monday, April 4 or May 2 at 1:00pm **

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Start Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016

End Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Schedule Details: Wrokshops: February 20 or March 19 from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Gardens Meeting Room

Location: Gardens Meeting Room and walking the Gardens' Rhododendron Collection

Instructor: Dennis McKiver

Payment Information: Classes cost $10 members and Master Gardeners; $20 non-members (payment due upon sign-up) | Includes Gardens admission for the day!


Contact: The Garden Store

Contact Phone: 707-964-4352 ext. 16