26th Annual coast garden tour

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 10 am – 5 pm


The Gardens Surrounding
Digging Dog Nursery

26th Annual Mendocino Coast Garden Tour

Nestled among towering redwoods on a rural ridge top, Digging Dog Nursery and its elaborately planted grounds cover approximately two acres. A verdant backdrop of clipped evergreen and deciduous hedges sculpt distinctly separate spaces, thresholds, and views beckoning with anticipation. Inspired by old-style tradition and emphasizing year-round appeal, the garden’s dramatic perennial borders, some more than 150-feet-long, are threaded together by pathways and tree-lined trails. This structured layout juxtaposes ebullient plantings, which feature a diverse collection of unusual plants and favored mainstays.

Digging Dog Nursery is a mail order and retail nursery featuring unusual and hard-to-find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines that flourish in a variety of garden settings throughout the country.

In addition to the two acres of display borders that surround the nationally acclaimed Digging Dog Nursery, Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway’s 3.5 acre private garden will be open for the tour. They only open it once every two or three years for local and national fundraising events. The garden has been featured in Martha Stewart Living as well as numerous books and magazines in this country and abroad. It was recently included in the Garden Conservancy’s Book, 25 years of Outstanding American Gardens. Enjoy!

10 am to 5 pm:
Watch Mendocino Coast Artist Nancy Collins paint in the garden.







Mendocino Coast Garden Tour
or call 707.937.5818 x10

Mendocino Coast Garden Tour