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“Wonderful flora!”

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Fort Bragg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.~
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Made me want to go home and redo my garden! Gorgeous displays! The plants are not typical but very special. I shopped a bit but the weather there is special so one must be careful buying plants from that climate.

Thank Marsha H
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. The landscaped portion was just beautifully maintained and presented and very colorful. An added benefit is that the gardens also include a walk to the ocean on the headlands, so you get a chance for a great walk as well.

A wonderful way to spend a coup,e of hours and well worth the price of admission.

Thank jeffreylk
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

So many acres of beautiful plants and flowers!! You could spend at least half a day or more here enjoying these gardens. So many colors and such diversity! Got some wonderful ideas to take home!

Thank BonnieLee77
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

This botanical garden sits right on the coast. Once you enter you will see hundreds of different flowers set in different gardens. You can hike all the way down to the beach and back if you want to. They also have a food garden area to show you local veg.; To bad you can't take samples. They do offer a senior discount. Note they have a cafe on site if you want to get a bite to eat.

Thank 2marcopolos
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I go here often. Every season presents a different experience. I also love the art interspersed throughout the Gardens.

Thank Sharon D
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