Saturday, June 23, 10 am – 5 pm
A timber-framed English-style garden shed, a stream, and two bridges connecting rooms of the garden, accent this artist’s English-themed garden.
Situated at the edge of the Pygmy forest, the gardens required a lot of good soil when planted in 1996. The landscaping, inspired by a trip to England and a tour of many gardens, initially included many perennials that have since been replaced by shrubs and trees for easy maintenance. However the plan and pathways remain the same.
Succulents are now the owner’s passion, filling many pots close to the house as well as on the deck. The prize possession is a large Japanese maple which turns a brilliant red in fall.
The garden has received widespread accolades, having appeared in Sunset and Coastal Living magazines, and featured as the cover story in Country Gardens.
Some of the gardens, which were on a previous Garden Tour, have been allowed to be reclaimed by nature.
View descriptions and photographs of each of the gardens by clicking on the links on the right.
Wine & Hors D'oeuvres Reception
Join us Friday, June 22, from 3 pm to 5 pm, for wine and hors d'oeuvres.
Garden Shop & Plant Sale at MAC
On June 22, 10 am to 5 pm, and June 23, 9 am to 5 pm, browse the Mendocino Art Center's Garden Shop, featuring an array of plants, creative handcrafted garden art and many other surprises! On Friday, 1 pm to 4 pm, sculptor Judith Greenleaf will demonstrate how to build outdoor garden decor using cement.
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 the art studios.
Members' Juried Garden Show
2nd Saturday Artists Reception: June 9, 5 pm–8pm
First Place: Karen Bowers,
"The Blooming Woods"
The Mendocino Art Center shines its Main and Nichols galleries spotlight on the all-media artwork of its contributing members in the Members’ Juried Garden Show, coinciding with the Art Center's Garden Tour, June 23. Each year, the Mendocino Art Center presents two exhibits featuring the finest works created by the Art Center's members. A highly competitive juried selection process leads to an exceptionally creative, high quality, and much anticipated gallery showing with a wide spectrum of artwork, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, wood furniture and photography.
The exhibit was juried by Birgit O'Connor.
Benefit Lunch at Ravens' Restaurant
On Garden Tour day, the Ravens' Restaurant at the Stanford Inn by the Sea, the north coast's premier organic vegetarian restaurant, will host a special gourmet lunch. The menu offers a choice of Ethiopian cuisine or a portobello mushroom sandwich. Both served with dessert. 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.