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

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Rhodies 101

Saturday, May 11, 2024
from 10:00am to 1:00pm
in the Farmhouse at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

 

Grow rhododendrons like a pro! 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. 

 

REGISTRATION

Class size is limited! Registration for this workshop must be completed in advance online (click the appropriate registration link below) or at the MCBG gift shop. Please note, all workshop fees are non-refundable unless the workshop has been canceled or rescheduled by the Gardens.

Workshop Registration .......................... $35 per participant and includes Gardens admission for the day

Member Workshop Registration ............ $25 per current MCBG Member   *Verify your membership to receive discount

 

THE DETAILS

  • The class will include indoor instruction and a walk in the Gardens. Be prepared for the weather with appropriate layers.
  • We recommend bringing along drinking water, a notebook, a pen, and wearing good walking shoes.
  • Masks are optional during this workshop. If you are sick, please stay home.

 

THE INSTRUCTOR

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.

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Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024