Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10 am – 5 pm
Garden Tour: $40 • Lunch: $20
Opening Night Gala: $50
Or call 707.937.5818 x10 or toll free 800.653.3328 x10
2017 Poster Artist: Susan Louise Moyer,
"Matilija Poppies on the Coast"
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of a diverse selection of seven of the Mendocino Coast's most magnificent private gardens – situated between Fort Bragg and Mendocino – on this self-guided tour. On Friday, June 23, also enjoy a special Opening Night Gala (see below), at a stunning modern home overlooking Van Damme Bay and, on Garden Tour day, a benefit lunch at Ravens Restaurant, and a Garden Shop & Plant Sale at the Mendocino Art Center. In addition, the monthlong "Flora and Fauna Exhibition" will be showing in three of the Art Center's galleries.
The 2017 Garden Tour is a fundraising benefit
for the Mendocino Art Center.
OPENING NIGHT GALA
Friday, June 23, 5 pm – 7 pm
Join us for the Mendocino Coast Garden Tour Opening Night Gala at a stunning modern home overlooking Van Damme Bay in Little River. Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres from Little River's own Wild Fish Restaurant, and live music performed by Ira Rosenberg and Sally Wells.
BENEFIT LUNCH AT THE STANFORD INN BY THE SEA'S
Saturday, June 24, 12 pm – 2 pm
On Garden Tour day, the Ravens Restaurant at the Stanford Inn by the Sea, the north coast's premier organic vegan restaurant, will host a special gourmet lunch. The meal is not the only sensory pleasure, with a breathtaking view from the dining room extending from the Big River Estuary to the Pacific Ocean.
Inspired by the Stanford’s Certified Organic gardens, the Ravens Restaurant is outstanding and nationally acclaimed for vegetarian cuisine. Guests at Stanford Inn, as well as local Mendocino residents, consider Ravens Restaurant to be an essential dining experience on the Mendocino Coast.
Choose from three gourmet vegan lunch entrées
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Garden Entrée Salad
Summer Vegetable Lasagna
Dessert: Fruit Tartlet
Choice of Entrée:
1. Garden entrée salad with grilled seasonal vegetables, cashew ranch dressing. Served with focaccia. (Gluten-free option: Corn Bread)
2. Eggplant cannelloni with a vodka marinara sauce, braised greens. Served with focaccia. (Gluten-free option: Corn Bread)
3. Summer vegetable lasagna with Zucchini noodles served in boat, with a side salad of garden greens and a Meyer Lemon-White Balsamic dressing.
GARDEN SHOP & PLANT SALE AT THE MAC
Saturday, June 24, 10 am – 5 pm
On Garden Tour day, browse the Mendocino Art Center's Garden Shop, featuring an array of plants, creative handcrafted garden art and many other surprises!
The Mendocino Art Center grounds are beautifully landscaped, primarily with native plants, and the Zacha Sculpture Garden features not only sculpture, but a lovely tiled courtyard surrounded by art studios.
FLORA AND FAUNA EXHIBITION
June 2-25, 10 am – 5 pm
2016 Best in Show: Suzi Marquess Long,
"Luna's Lilies," pastel
This annual showing features the finest works created by the Art Center’s contributing members. A highly competitive juried selection process leads to an exceptionally creative, high quality, and much anticipated gallery showing with a wide spectrum of garden-themed artwork, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, photography and more. This year's exhibition is juried by Miriam Davis.
Flora and Fauna is held in conjunction with the Mendocino Art Center's 25th Anniversary Mendocino Coast Garden Tour.