Butte County Master Gardeners
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Butte County Master Gardeners

Butte County Master Gardeners

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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 Store, Magnolia Gift and Garden, ABC Books, Little Red Hen, and the Butte County Cooperative Extension Office.


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.

Gridley Farmers Market
July 5, 5 to 8 pm

Chico Farmers Market
July 16, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Paradise Farmers Market
July 19, 7:30 am to noon

Oroville Farmers Market
July 30, 7:30 am to noon


Classes & Workshops

Bee house

OLLI classes and Master Gardener workshops at the Demonstration Garden at Patrick Ranch will start again in September.


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

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What's Hot Now
What time of year and how often should bearded iris plants be divided?   Answer.

Gardening Tips for July

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.


What's New

BCMG Demonstration Garden

The Real Dirt Blog

Thinking about Heat when Choosing and Placing Garden Plants
By Barbara Ott, Butte County Master Gardener, July 15, 2016. Most gardeners are aware of the national USDA Hardiness Zones and the Sunset Climate Zones.  The USDA zone map is primarily used to assess if a plant has the ability to survive freezes,...

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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