UC Master Gardener Program of Butte County
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UC Master Gardener Program of Butte County

UC Master Gardener Program of Butte County

Where to Find Us


Gardening Help

Bush Poppies


BCMG Demonstration Garden

For help with your gardening problems visit our informational booth at any of these events.

Paradise Farmers Market
May 16, 7:30am to noon

Chico Farmers Market
May 20, 7:30am to 12:30pm

Oroville Farmers Market
May 27, 7:30am to noon


Classes & Workshops

Bee house

Master Gardener Workshops are held at the Demonstration Garden, Pat's Barn at Patrick Ranch, and other locations in Butte County. Space is limited, and registration is required.

All About Backyard Fruit Orchards—section 2 NEW
May 4, 10:00–11:30 am

Native Plant Walk at Chico State NEW
May 6, 1:00–2:30 pm

May 9, 9:00–10:00 am

Building Compost Bins
May 9, 10:00–11:30 am 

Prune Demo Garden Orchard
May 10, 10:00–11:30 am

Espalier Demo Garden NEW
May 11, 10:30 am–noon

All spring workshops
Spring workshop flyer (pdf)




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. Find out when and where.

Gardening Tips and Guides

dog looking at a snail

What's Hot Now
Is there snail bait that is safe around pets? Answer.

Gardening Tips for May

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


The Real Dirt Blog

BCMG Demonstration Garden

Using Integrated Pest Management to Control Slugs and Snails
By Brent McGhie, Butte Coounty Master Gardener, April 21, 2017. Snails and slugs are similar in structure and biology, but snails have a characteristic spiral shell while slugs lack a...


Monthly eNewsletter

BCMG Demonstration Garden

Keep informed about our events and workshops; and receive gardening tips in your inbox every month.



Gardening Guide

Butte County Gardening Guide

Compiled by the Butte County Master Gardeners, and now available to provide research-based, sustainable help with your yard and garden. All proceeds go to Master Gardener community outreach projects in Butte County. Just $25 and available here.


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