Butte County Master Gardeners
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Butte County Master Gardeners

Butte County Master Gardeners

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Butte County Gardening Guide

Compiled and edited by the Butte County Master Gardeners. Find out how the Guide can help you with your yard and garden. All proceeds from the guide go to the Demonstration Garden at Patrick Ranch and other Master Gardener community outreach projects in Butte County.

Just $25

Available at the Chico and Paradise Farmers Markets at the Spring Fever booth, the Patrick Ranch Gift Store, Magnolia Gift and Garden, ABC Books, Little Red Hen, and the Butte County Cooperative Extension Office.


Where to Find Us


Gardening Help

Bush Poppies


BCMG Demonstration Garden

We're available to help with your gardening problems at these events. Find out what to bring to get the best answers.

Gridley Farmers Market
June 7, 5 to 8pm

Chico Farmers Market
June 18, 7:30am to 12:30pm

Paradise Farmers Market
June 21, 7:30 to noon

Oroville Farmers Market
June 25, 7:30am–noon


Classes & Workshops

Bee house

Registration is required for all workshops

Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees with Ken Hodge 
Wed. June 29, 10 to 11:30am


Give a Gift to the Butte Co. Master Gardeners


Call the Hotline

Wednesday 9-12pm
Thursday 1-4pm

Call 530-538-7201

Or, drop by the Butte County Cooperative Extension Office
2279-B Del Oro Avenue 
Oroville, CA 95965

Catch us in person

Look for us at local Farmers Markets or at one of our informational booths. Check out where we'll be on the Events page.

Gardening Tips and Guides

tomato horn worm

What's Hot Now
How do I get rid of tomato hornworms without using pesticides?  Answer.

Gardening Tips for June

Vegetable Planting Guides
Chico Valley Area
Foothills (pdf)

Climate Apropriate Plants for Northern California (pdf)

Visit our Drought and Water-Wise Gardening section for up-to-date information on how to save water in your home and yard.


What's New

BCMG Demonstration Garden

The Real Dirt Blog

Mystified by Climate Zones?
By Michael-Anne Foley, Butte County Master Gardener, June 17, 2016. Are you are confused by plant catalogs or magazine articles using different climate zone maps to describe the appropriate environment for particular plants? You are not alone. The two...

Demonstration Garden Blog

Racing with Nature
We have been out at the Demo Garden every week. There is so much to do but only in the realm of what is possible. Parts of the garden still need to be developed so we work at keeping the weeds at bay until a crew can work on that section. In the...

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