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Date: Saturday, May 17

From: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Rhody’s Garden Café is now open! Open every day from 11:00am to 5:00pm, April through September

The best-kept secret on the Mendocino Coast! We're excited to be using local providers for desserts and produce, including from our own organic vegetable garden—come enjoy the best of the north coast in one experience. The menu includes made-to-order sandwiches on Fort Bragg Bakery organic breads, house-made soups, salads with homemade salad dressings, and daily specials. Come for a coffee date, or make a special trip for dessert: Cowlick’s Ice Cream is back! And with cream pies from Bolliver’s, fruit pies from Kemmy’s, and pastries from Costeaux Bakery, we have a treat for everyone. Drinks include smoothies, hot, iced, or blended coffee, and fresh strawberry lemonade. There is never an admission fee to come to the Cafe. Come for a quick lunch, call for take-out, enjoy or an all-day picnic in the Gardens with your lunch from Rhody's!

Spring Plant & Store Sale

Saturday, April 26 through Sunday, May 4 | 9:00am to 5:00pm

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens’ annual Spring Plant and Store Sale will be held for a full week this year, from Saturday, April 26 through Sunday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00pm daily. Gardens’ members receive 20% off plants and select store items; the general public receive 10% off. Not a member? Join today and attend the Members Only Preview Sale on Friday, April 25, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, where you will enjoy first choice of plants and merchandise, plus complimentary wine and hors d’ouevres. For more information, contact ( or 707-964-4352 ext. 16.

Conifer Day 2014

Saturday, May 3 | 9:00am to 5:00pm

An all-day celebration of conifers and our inclusion into the American Conifer Society Reference Garden program. As one of only two gardens in California, and only five on the U.S. west coast, we are justifiably excited by this designation. Join us Saturday, May 3 from 9:00am to 5:00pm for presentations, tours, plant sales, and a special lunch offering from Rhody’s Garden Cafe. Brent Markus of Rare Tree Nursery/Conifer Kingdom will be our keynote speaker, with additional presentations by Western Region President Joe Carli and ACS member Sara Malone. More information at

National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 9 | 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Community is invited to spend the day at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on Friday, May 9. The Sixth Annual National Public Gardens Day honors public gardens and their contributions in education, conservation, and ecology. In honor of our nation’s gardens and the people that support them, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is providing free admission for all visitors, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. More information:

Annual Rhododendron Show

Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. - More than 700 entries will grace the 37^th Annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show, co-sponsored with the Noyo Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. The largest rhododendron show in California, the weekend includes sales of rhododendrons and a special lunch offering at Rhody’s Garden Café. In honor of Mother’s Day, Gardens’ memberships are 10% off. Free admission to the show; Gardens’ admission separate.

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens 18220 N. Highway 1 Ft Bragg, Ca 95437


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