Butte County Master Gardeners
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Butte County Master Gardeners

Butte County Master Gardeners

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Now Available!

Butte County Gardening Guide and Three-year Journal

Compiled and edited by the Butte County Master Gardeners. Find out how the Guide can help you with your yard and garden.

Just $25

Available at Master Gardener booths at farmers markets throughout Butte County, the Patrick Ranch Gift Store, Magnolia Gift and Garden, ABC Books, Little Red Hen, and the Butte County Cooperative Extension Office.

Spend the Morning with us at Patrick Ranch!!

May 14, 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Plant Sale

Monarchs and Milkweed workshop

Garden Tour

Historic Glenwood Mansion Tours

Visit the events page for more information.


Where to Find Us


Gardening Help

Bush Poppies


BCMG Demonstration Garden

Butte County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
May 14, 9am to 1pm

Demonstration Garden Tour
May 14, 11am to noon
Registration is required

Gridley Farmers Market
May 17, 5 to 8pm

Paradise Farmers Market
May 17, 7:30 to noon

Chico Farmers Market
May 21, 7:30am to 12:30pm

Oroville Farmers Market
May 28, 7:30am–noon


Classes & Workshops

Bee house

Registration is required for all workshops

Monarchs and Milkweed
with Kim Schwind 
Sat. May 14, 10 to 11am

Alternative Gardens
with Barbara Ott
Wed. May 18, 10 to 11am

Spring Pruning of Fruit Trees
with Ken Hodge
Wed. May 25, 10 to 11am


Give a Gift to the Butte Co. Master Gardeners


Call the Hotline

Wednesday 9-12pm
Thursday 1-4pm

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

male and female earwigs

What's Hot Now
How can I control earwigs without using pesticides?  Answer.

Gardening Tips for May

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

Show Off in the Flower Bowl at This Year’s Butte County Fair
By Barbara Ott, Butte County Master Gardener, May 20, 2016. Gridley hosts the Butte Country Fair each August.  The dates for this coming Fair are August 25 to August 28, 2016. The word “fair,” like so many other words in English, comes...

Demonstration Garden Blog

Racing with Nature
We have been out at the Demo Garden every week. There is so much to do but only in the realm of what is possible. Parts of the garden still need to be developed so we work at keeping the weeds at bay until a crew can work on that section. In the...

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