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
January 21, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm


Classes & Workshops

Bee house

OLLI Classes

Master Gardeners are conducting several OLLI classes throughout the spring. Registration starts January 19th. You must be a member of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to take these workshops. Register through OLLI.

Gardening with California Natives
Tuesdays, January 31–March 7, 10:30 am–12:00 pm

Don't Treat Your Soil Like Dirt
Mondays, Feb 27–April 03, 1:00– 3:00 pm

Visiting Public Native Plant Gardens
Fridays, April 14–May 12, 1:00–2:00 pm


Master Gardener Workshops

Held at the Demonstration Garden, and other locations, start in February.

View the spring workshop flyer (pdf)


Give a Gift to the Butte Co. Master Gardeners



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

peach leaf curl
Frost damaged orange tree.

What's Hot Now
What are the signs that plants have been damaged by a freeze? Answer.

Gardening Tips for January

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.



The Real Dirt Blog

BCMG Demonstration Garden

Master Gardener Spring 2017 Workshop Series
By Laura Lukes, Butte County Master Gardener, January 20, 2017. Twice a year, the Butte County Master Gardener Program offers a series of practical, hands-on gardening workshops. The Spring 2017...


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. Find out how the Guide can help you with your yard and garden. All proceeds go to Master Gardener community outreach projects in Butte County.

Just $25

Available at the Patrick Ranch Gift StoreMagnolia Gift and GardenLittle Red Hen, and the Butte County Cooperative Extension Office.


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