Butte County Master Gardeners
University of California
Butte County Master Gardeners

Butte County UC 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
March 18, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm


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.

Weed ID and Treatment NEW
Mar. 11 (Sat.), 1:00–2:30 pm

Practical Rainwater Harvesting NEW
Mar. 15 (Wed.), 10:00–11:30 am

Mar. 16 (Thurs.), 9:00–10:30 am

Hardscapes in the Landscape NEW
Mar. 17 (Fri.), 10:00–11:30 am

Drip Irrigation
Mar. 29 (Wed.), 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
What vegetable seedlings can be set out in March? Answer.

Gardening Tips for March

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

Mason Bees
By Carol Koenig, Butte County Master Gardener, March 3, 2017. As concern grows over the impact from the decline in the honey bee population, alternative pollinators are gaining attention. Mason...


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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