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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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Growing up n the Atlantic Ocean I Imagine that,s where I would be in a boat if I set off from the... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Mary J
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Jamestown, California
Serene, soothing yet breathtaking

This gem of a place between Mendocino and Fort Bragg has a great Americana history behind it. Make... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Megan K
,
San Francisco, California
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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18220 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-8773
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"dahlia garden"
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"mendocino coast"
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Growing up n the Atlantic Ocean I Imagine that,s where I would be in a boat if I set off from the coast. Childish I know. Dont let the morning mist prevent this wonderful walk, and beautiful gardens. The view of the pacific is spectacular

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

This gem of a place between Mendocino and Fort Bragg has a great Americana history behind it. Make sure you read about it at the visitor center. Even though I have visited this area a few time, it had missed my list. I highly recommend...More

Thank Megan K
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Explore, relax and enjoy. There is something for everyone here....the Master Gardener to young children . Treat yourself to a light lunch or the special ice-creams and then set off and discover beautiful plants, views and experiences around every corner. Don't miss the Vegetable Garden...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2016

We have wanted to visit for some time now and we finally got to see what all the excitement is about. It's the perfect walk in the perfect setting, and if you can add the perfect weather...you would be crazy not to add this to...More

Thank Diane M
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

A wonderful collection of plants, flowers and trees in a spectacular location. I can't think of a nicer way to pass an afternoon then a visit to thes gardens.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Always something new to see around every corner. Water dishes are located thru out for your furry friends and much appreciated on a warm day. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Zcanana
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Friends had told us about the Botanical Gardens and it was well worth walking around. Wish we had had more time to explore the side paths.

Thank Judith K
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Always beautiful, one of our favorite spots to visit. The gardens are always changing with the seasons. A terrific place to see a large variety of trees and plants - helps to visualize what you might want to plant in your own yard. Very helpful...More

Thank Darlene S
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I've been to gardens around the world, and this is among the best. It's tremendous, stretching from the highway to the ocean. The gardens are beautifully well-maintained, and they have a concession that sells plants outside and a lovely gift shop inside. There is a...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you only visit one site during your stay in or near Mendocino (the gardens are very close to Fort Bragg) this is the place to visit. Walk out to the ocean and enjoy the views.

Thank VolvanaWhite
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Response from MendoBotanicGardens | Property representative |
Hello! We have rhododendrons blooming as early as December but peak bloom is normally between April and mid-May. We are hosting the annual Rhododendron Show on May 5 and 6 this year. The event regularly includes around 800... More
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