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
February 18, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Open House Garden Festival
Sponsored by Butte Environmental Council
February 19, noon–3pm


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.

Worm CompostingNEW
Feb. 9 (Thurs.), 1:00–2:30 pm

Mason Bees
Feb. 11 (Sat.), 10:00–11:30 am

Removing Your Lawn NEW
Feb. 11 (Sat.), 1:00–2:30 pm

Seed Starting
Feb. 18 (Sat.), 10:00–11:30 am

All spring workshops
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


What's Hot Now
How can frost damage to succulents be prevented? Answer.

Gardening Tips for February

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

Echeveria and Sempervivum and Graptopetalum, Oh My!
By Barbara Ott, Butte County Master Gardener, February 17, 2017. The current emphasis on water-wise gardening has created an interest in succulents.  All succulents are able to store...


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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