Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is one of only a handful of public gardens that front an ocean shore. The Gardens is highly photogenic and offers world-recognized collections and a diversity of flora all year long. The mild maritime climate of the Mendocino Coast offers ideal growing conditions for rhododendrons, heaths, heathers, dahlias, heritage roses, succulents, conifers, and so much more. The Gardens is recognized as the #1 attraction for visitors the Mendocino Coast, with more than 85,500 visitors each year. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ranks among the best botanical gardens in North America and was voted the fifth “Best Botanical Garden” in the Nation by USA Today's 10Best of 2017.
We welcome media inquiries, whether from freelance journalists, travel writers, home and garden writers, or bloggers. We welcome promotion venues from print, video, blog, and other online social media sites to spread the word. Writing about our not-for-profit garden also helps promote our mission to "engage and enrich lives."
2020 PRESS/MEDIA KIT – Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Press inquiry contact:
707 964-4352 ext. 22
Requests for press passes:
Requests must be submitted a minimum of 72 hours in advance of your visit. A limited number of media passes are available for the Gardens' major events. Written or emailed requests must include credentials, complete contact information, and a proposal for your piece, including target audience and how the piece will be disseminated (online, social media, print, etc.). We ask that you provide follow-up by emailing links or sending a print copy.
Please email our Marketing Manager for high-resolution images and additional information about the Gardens.
2019 Major Events
Annual Rhododendron Show Saturday & Sunday, May 4 and 5 2019—California’s largest Rhododendron show, co-sponsored with the Noyo Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, features more than 800 entries.
Retro Sunday Sunday, April 22, 2018—A day of giving back to the community that has supported us for more than 58 years!
Art in the Gardens Saturday, August 3, 2019 — A day of incredible art, delicious food, wine and beer, music, and much more.
Festival of Lights Gala Saturday, November 23, 2019 — An evening of music, drink, flavorful fare, and a one-of-a-kind preview of the lights.
Festival of Lights November 29–December 22, 2019 (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays) — Celebrate the season as thousands of lights sparkle throughout the Gardens.
- Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens welcomes media inquiries, whether from freelance journalists, travel writers, home and garden writers, or bloggers. We welcome promotion venues from print, video, blog, and other online social media sites to spread the word. Writing about our not-for-profit garden also helps promote our mission to "engage and enrich lives."