Butte County Master Gardeners
University of California
Butte County Master Gardeners

Butte County Master Gardeners

Butte County Master Gardener Plant Sale, Oct 15, 9am to 1pm

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
September 17, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Paradise Farmers Market
September 20, 7:30 am to noon

Oroville Farmers Market
September 24, 7:30 am to noon


Classes & Workshops

Bee house

Workshops are located at the Demonstration Garden at Patrick Ranch (10381 Midway, Durham), and are limited to 25 participants (unless otherwise noted) Registration is required. For more information, or to register visit Workshops. Download the workshop flyer (pdf).

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)—Demystified (NEW)
September 8

Composting and Vermicomposting (worm composting)
September 10

Demo Garden Orchard Pruning
September 14

Building Compost Bins
September 17

Year-round Fruit Tree Care (NEW)
September 22


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. Check out where we'll be on the Events page.

Gardening Tips and Guides

spider mites

What's Hot Now
Is there a way to prevent spider mites in the garden?  Answer.

Gardening Tips for September

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.


Sign Up for Our eNewsletter

BCMG Demonstration Garden

Keep informed about our events and workshops; and receive gardening tips in your inbox. Sign-up for our Monthly eNewsletter.


Gardening Guide Available

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 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

Saving the Seeds of Your Summer Vegetables
By Barbara Ott, Butte County Master Gardener, September 23, 2016. The abundance from summer vegetable gardens is extended through the winter and beyond by methods of canning, freezing and drying.  But you can also give your summer vegetables a longer life span by saving their seeds. It's...

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 blink. Then a month later, we're talking about...

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