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


Classes & Workshops

Bee house

Workshops in our demonstration garden and OLLI workshops will resume in the spring. Check back mid-January or sign-up for our eNewsletter to be in the know automatically.


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BCMG Demonstration Garden

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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
Pruning styles by age.

What's Hot Now
When should peach trees be pruned? Answer.

Gardening Tips for December

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



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


What's New

BCMG Demonstration Garden

The Real Dirt Blog

Residential Hedgerows
By Brent McGhie, Butte County Master Gardener, December 9, 2016.  In urban and suburban areas, fences or hedges are typically used to define property lines, block unsightly views, provide privacy screening, and create windbreaks.  However, hedgerows are becoming a popular alternative for these landscape duties.  While a hedge is made up of a single plant species placed in a...


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