Butte County Master Gardeners
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.
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
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
Paradise Farmers Market
Chico Farmers Market
Oroville Farmers Market
Classes & Workshops
Master Gardener workshops at the Demonstration Garden at Patrick Ranch will start again in September. OLLI classes will start in the spring. Go to the Workshop page, or download the workshop flyer (pdf).
Call the Hotline
Wednesday 9-12 pm
Or, drop by the Butte County Cooperative Extension Office
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.
What's Hot Now
Visit our Drought and Water-Wise Gardening section for up-to-date information on how to save water in your home and yard.
The Real Dirt Blog
Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees
By Tom Hansen, Butte County Master Gardener, August 26, 2016. Now is a great time to do some summer pruning to keep trees manageable in the home orchard. The flush of new growth can be brought down so you don't share so much fruit with the birds next...
Demonstration Garden Blog
Floppy Flower Phenomenon
We did it! We finally got through the deadheading and the pruning of all the gardens that that applies to. I have to tell you that this is a very hard time for a garden and its admirers. Spring comes in with a blast of blossoms in what seems like a...
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