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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 'Horizon Monarch'

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    Rhododendron 'President Roosevelt'

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    Rhododendron 'Carneum'

Rhododendron Basics

Saturday, May 23, 2020
from 10:00AM to 12:00PM
in the Education Center

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED. A full refund will be issued for those who are already registered for this class. Click here for more details.

Learn to grow more healthy and vibrant rhododendrons!

Our cool coastal climate, acidic soils, and mild winters allow many beautiful cultivars and species to thrive. Dennis McKiver 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 and what to plant for colorful blooms 12 months out of the year! The workshop will wrap up with a tour of the Rhododendron Collection at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. 

Dennis McKiver (A Man Among Rhodies – DigIt! magazine, Mary Jasch) has been growing and collecting Rhododendrons since 2001. His collection has over 1,000 hybrid and species Rhododendrons.


Date: Saturday, May 23, 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).

Instructor: Dennis McKiver

Payment Information: The workshop registration fee is $15 for MCBG 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. Class size is limited to 15 attendees, please reserve your space in advance by phoning 707-964-4352 ext. 16 or stop by The Garden Store at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.


Contact: The Garden Store

Contact Phone: 707-964-4352 ext. 16