Saturday, June 30, 2018, 10 am – 5 pm
Garden Tour: $40 • Lunch: $20
Opening Night Gala: $50 Sold Out!
Rain or shine • No children under 14 • No pets
Or call 707.937.5818 x10 or toll free 800.653.3328 x10
2018 Poster Artist: Erin Dertner,
"Blue Water and Blossoms"
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of a diverse selection of the Mendocino Coast's most magnificent private gardens on this self-guided tour.
On Friday, June 29, also attend a special Opening Night Gala at a spectacular private home on the cliffs of Little River and, on Garden Tour day, savor a gourmet benefit lunch at Ravens Restaurant, and browse a Garden Shop & Plant Sale at the Mendocino Art Center. In addition, the "Members' Juried Garden-Themed Exhibit" will be showing the entire month of June.
The 2018 Garden Tour is a fundraising benefit
for the Mendocino Art Center.
Read about the Mendocino Coast Garden Tour
in Mendocino Arts magazine!
Thank you to our sponsors!
OPENING NIGHT GALA
Friday, June 29, 5 pm – 7 pm
This year, our Garden Tour Gala will be held in a spectacular private home on the cliffs of Little River. Enjoy the comforts of this fabulous home and views of the Pacific Ocean and the cliff all while sipping Yorkville Cellars sparkling wine and a selection of Anderson Valley Still wines. There will be a sumptuous array of hors d’ oeuvres prepared by our culinary expert friends at the Mendocino Art Center and Wild Fish Restaurant. Along with waves, wine and fine food, vocalist Sally Wells and her accompanist Ira Rosenberg will entertain and enchant you with their intriguing blend of blues and jazz.
This is an extremely rare opportunity to visit one of the most tremendous private homes on the Mendocino Coast. Don’t miss this unparalleled chance to relish a wonderful evening while supporting one of the regions treasures, the Mendocino Art Center.
We limit the attendees to 50, to keep the Gala an intimate and small affair, so please purchase your tickets early.
We would like to acknowledge and thank The Inn at Newport Ranch for their support in underwriting our evening event.
BENEFIT LUNCH AT THE STANFORD INN BY THE SEA'S
Saturday, June 30, 12 pm – 2 pm
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 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 lunch entrées
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Garden Entrée Salad
Summer Vegetable Lasagna
Early Summer Fruit Bar with Nutty Topping
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 Ravens 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.
Early Summer Fruit Bar with Nutty Topping
GARDEN SHOP & PLANT SALE AT THE MAC
Saturday, June 30, 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.
MEMBERS' JURIED GARDEN-THEMED EXHIBIT
June 1 – July 1, 11 am – 5 pm daily
2017 Best in Show: Laura Fogg,
"Sweet Old Fashioned Girls," textile
This annual showing features the finest works created by the Mendocino 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 2018 Mendocino Coast Garden Tour Poster Artist Erin Dertner, 2015 and 2017 Poster Artist Susan Louise Moyer and Mary T. Anderson.
The Members' Juried Garden-Themed Exhibit is held in conjunction with the Mendocino Art Center's 26th Annual Mendocino Coast Garden Tour.