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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

18220 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-8773
+1 707-964-4352
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One of the Best Anywhere!

This is by far one of the most beautiful botanical gardens. The strolling paths, the fact you can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
san jose, ca
via mobile
This is a great place to learn more about beautiful plants and also to be able to purchase some as well

This is a Beautiful property, and the self guided tour is well worth your time, when you are in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Antigua and Barbuda
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers everything from colorful displays to thunderous waves. The mild maritime climate makes it a garden for all seasons, attracting gardeners and nature lovers. With manicured formal gardens, a dense coastal pine forest, native flora and habitats, fern-covered canyons, camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and conifers, heaths and heathers, and flower-filled coastal bluffs overlooking the blue ocean, the garden is a jewel on the Pacific Coast. Open daily except the Saturday after Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. March-October 9am-5pm, November-February 9am-4pm. Rhody's Cafe, located in the Gardens, serves fresh, locally made lunches, coffee drinks, desserts, and Cowlicks'Hand Made Ice Cream. Picnic lunches are available. Open April-September, 11am-4pm. The Garden Store and Nursery on the Plaza are open daily. There is no admission charge to visit the Store, Nursery, or Cafe. ~Our mission is to engage and enrich lives by displaying and conserving plants in harmony with our Northern California coastal ecosystems.~
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
18220 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-8773
+1 707-964-4352
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is by far one of the most beautiful botanical gardens. The strolling paths, the fact you can bring your dogs, the wonderful way it opens up to the ocean and the vegetable gardens...it is all well worth the nominal entrance fee. There are plants...More

Thank marvin67
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a Beautiful property, and the self guided tour is well worth your time, when you are in the area, or for a planned destination. Love their friendly staff, and also their selection of plants to purchase.

Thank Eliz102
Reviewed 3 days ago

many many flowers, plants, and trees, etc. depending on when you go, as to what flowers are blooming. we saw some beautiful begonias and dahlias. also got many ideas on plants and ground covers for our yards. many benches to sit and rest on as...More

Thank ricequeen419
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely Botanical Garden, we enjoyed the four hours we spent there. When we arrived we were told which flowers were in bloom for the time of the year we visited. They have many gardens and plants and wonderful walking paths, most of the paths...More

Thank beachbabes512
Reviewed 6 days ago

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens began as a private ownership devoted to a formal garden display of both common and rare specimens of rhododendron (many native to the Himalayas, but wonderfully adapted to coastal Mendocino. Through the years, land acquisition (mostly through gifts), and an astonishingly...More

Thank billyabe
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is easy walking area. The flowers and plants are so wonderful. It probably would be wise to take a sweater or coat, depending on the time of year. It can get cold and windy. Spring is my favorite time to go.

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check their website to see what flowers are in bloom during your visit. It is definitely worth the trip. The best part is your dog is welcome in the gardens and there is a nice walk out to the ocean.

Thank k2d2California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a tranquil stop during your vacation to Fort Bragg, CA. Nice grounds to walk and enjoy the peace and beauty. Bring a picnic lunch and have it along the way.

Thank travelbug43_8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling in mid September is a good time for the Dahlias and most of the flowers that bloom in summer, but not if interested in spring flowers. However, there were some iris blooming and other varieties that only bloom in the spring in the Midwest....More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Any time I am in the Fort Bragg area I try to go to these gardens. The climate and moist air here provides good growing conditions for many plants. Many paths wind among the various areas which are arranged with similar types of plants grouped...More

Thank Margaret M
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18 February 2017|
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Response from MendoBotanicGardens | Property representative |
Hi! Our property is 47 acres and about 1/2 mile to the ocean from the entrance (one-way). We usually recommend at least one and a half hours to see all of the collections and areas of interest. Our Café will be open in May... More
Grace W
14 October 2016|
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Response from Candace F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, general admission:(over 18) $14 senior (over 65) $10 junior (5-17) $5 group (12 or more) $7.50
13 June 2016|
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Response from MendoBotanicGardens | Property representative |
Hi there! We have a range of admission fees, see below: $14.00 General (18 and older) $10.00 Seniors (65 and older) $ 7.00 MCRPD Resident (Gualala to Westport) $ 7.00 Active Duty Military Personnel $ 5.00 Juniors (aged... More