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


Above: Mark Jones Photography |

Let the Gardens be your horticultural resource!

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."

Requests for press passes must be submitted a minimum of 72 hours in advance of your visit. 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.

For more information, contact:
Roxanne Perkins
Marketing Manager
707 964-4352 ext. 22

Please email our Marketing Manager for high-resolution images and additional information about the Gardens. 

2018 Major Events

Annual Rhododendron Show  Saturday & Sunday, May 5 and 6, 2018—California’s largest Rhododendron show, co-sponsored with the Noyo Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, features more than 800 entries.

Retro Sunday—Community Appreciation Day  Sunday, April 22, 2018—A day of giving back to the community that has supported us for more than 55 years!

Art in the Gardens  Saturday, August 4, 2018 — A day of incredible art, delicious food, wine and beer, music, and much more!

Festival of Lights  November  23–December 16, 2018 (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays) — Celebrate the season with an evening at the Gardens, as thousands of lights sparkle throughout the Gardens. 

Festival of Lights Gala  TBD—This grand event raises funds to allow all children 16 and under free admission to the Festival of Lights. 

Media Release: A Slice of Heaven on the Pacific

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