Butte County Master Gardeners
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Butte County Master Gardeners

Butte County Master Gardeners

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.

Chico Farmers Market
October 15, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Plant Sale! Workshops! Garden Tours!
October 15, 8:30 am to 1 pm

Paradise Farmers Market
October 18, 7:30 am to noon

Oroville Farmers Market
October 29, 7:30 am to noon


Classes & Workshops

Bee house

Drip Irrigation Systems
October 4

Propagation and Division of Plants
October 6

Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt (NEW)
October 12

How to Plant Native Plants
October 15

Monarchs and Milkweed
October 15

Planting Design Basics (NEW)
October 29

Understanding our Climate: Gardening within our Means (NEW)
November 2

Preparing your Garden for Winter and Pruning Tool Selection and Care (NEW)
November 19


Call the Hotline

Wednesday 9-12 pm
Thursday 1-4 pm

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

monarch caterpillar
Monarch caterpillar

What's Hot Now
Which species of milkweed should be planted to attract monarch butterflies? Answer.

Gardening Tips for October

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.


Give a Gift to the Butte Co. Master Gardeners


Get the Gardening Guide

Butte County Gardening Guide

Compiled 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 StoreMagnolia Gift and GardenABC Books, Little Red Hen, and the Butte County Cooperative Extension Office.


What's New

BCMG Demonstration Garden

The Real Dirt Blog

For a Livelier Garden, Embrace “Low-ish” Maintenance
By Alicia Springer, Butte County Master Gardener, October 21, 2016. Fall is the best time of year to plan and plant a new garden or renew an existing landscape. The soil is still warm, daytime still...


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