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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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Wonderful Garden!! Go! Go! Go!

I continue to go back to this garden for great experiences. I like this garden so much that I... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Sonoma, California
candy for your soul

Every time we go to Fort Bragg we visit the Gardens, usually at different times of the seasons to... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
Grass Valley, 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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“dahlia garden” (59 reviews)
“full bloom” (54 reviews)
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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 17 May 2016

I continue to go back to this garden for great experiences. I like this garden so much that I become a member last year. The variety of plants that are well marked is excellent. The dahlia were just beginning to bloom and will be superb...More

Thank SonomaRichard
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Every time we go to Fort Bragg we visit the Gardens, usually at different times of the seasons to enjoy the different blooms. Never disappointed. If its a nice day, bring a back pack with some cheese and wine and salami and take a break...More

Thank bluesdancers2
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I am a perennial gardener in the Northeast. Part of traveling for me is checking out the local flora. This is a wonderful garden. We were lucky to be there toward the end of Rhododendron season and the displayed cut blossoms along with the shrubs...More

Thank Holli S
Reviewed 16 May 2016

My boyfriend and I walked through here, it was beautiful...but I wouldn't really recommend it unless you are super into plants. It was still pretty to look at though...but not as beautiful as the ocean nearby lol.

Thank Beccafromthebeach
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

any time of year going to the gardens is fun and beautiful. Walking lots of trails to walk and trails for handicapped too. Trails lead right to the Pacific Ocean with spectacular views that lead to more paved trails. Benches are provided throughout the garden...More

Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We were so lucky to be here in the beginning of May when the rhododendrons were in bloom..spectacular!They were up to 30 feet high in some areas! The visit was our exercise for the day, as we walked to the sea and back and took...More

Reviewed 11 May 2016

Really loved our time at the Botanical Gardens. The range of plants and their groupings, the varied pathways, facilities and diversity of terrains and outlooks makes the Mendocino Botanical Gardens a unique attraction. The onsite cafe has a great menu and a nice undercover seating...More

Thank aussiegreta
Reviewed 6 May 2016

In all the times I've been to the area, I've never visited. We took the dogs (2 large, 1 small) with us and it was a beautiful day for a stroll out to the cliff house. Very impressive, many places along the trails to stop...More

Thank lucysmom47
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We were welcomed with dog treats! We walked nearly 3 miles through the plants and flowers, checked out the coastal views. We enjoyed our time. Got out right before a storm hit.

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I have to say I wasn't really expecting much at the gardens but I was very pleasantly surprised. If you love beautiful scenery and gardens this is a must. Your could spend hours here although we didn't. Definitely take the easy 1/2 mile walk to...More

Thank L8522QZstephanier
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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
12 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