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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

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Address: 18220 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone Number: +1 707-964-4352
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Our mission is to engage and enrich lives by displaying and conserving...
Our mission is to engage and enrich lives by displaying and conserving plants in harmony with our Northern California coastal ecosystems. 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 Plaze are open daily. There is no admission charge to visit the Store, Nursery, or Cafe.
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Beautiful Gardens

Quiet, some very unusual plants, and a beautiful coastline. 47 acres and if you keep your receipt you can come back throughout the day. We went in the morning and came back in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Grass Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Quiet, some very unusual plants, and a beautiful coastline. 47 acres and if you keep your receipt you can come back throughout the day. We went in the morning and came back in the afternoon to walk more trails. Dogs are welcome into the gardens which was really nice.

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Bellevue, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a nice garden in a small city. We had a nice 90-minutes walk in the morning there. It is definitely not in the same league as Longwood Garden near Philadelphia or Butchart Garden near Victoria BC. The plants and flowers in the garden are limited. It is sad to see many rhododendrons have not been well kept. The... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Love these dog friendly gardens, such beautiful plants, flowers in a calm setting, great little walk to overlook the Pacific ocean.

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Half Moon Bay, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was beautiful. 47 acres of floral and fauna. Lots of hummingbirds:>> and you can hike to the beach on the property with a lovely view. If you would like a bite for lunch, there is a wonderful menu, great prices and accommodating staff. Gift shop and clean bathrooms ..

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited in June and the flowers were wonderful spent a couple of hours here. Walked out to the cliffs and had some stunning views of the ocean. Well worth the money.

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Rancho Cordova, California, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the garden last week. Beautiful place to visit. Lots of different types of flowers, plants, gardens. A must see if in the Ft. Bragg area. There is a minimal entry fee however well worth the cost. The gardens are manicured very well and I liked that the flowers and plants had name (type of flower) plates.

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Cohasset, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Each season you are treated to new flowering delights and the ocean is always providing a wonderful sound and breeze.

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Marysville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

i have been coming to Fort Bragg since I was little and remember my dad taking me here. I am so glad I have gone back as an adult and can fully appreciate the beauty of the landscape. I could walk the paths of this place for hours and not get bored. Very peaceful

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

very pretty and a nice walk, lots of small trials to take, well kept, wish we had more time to walk all the little trails

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Paradise, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite places to visit when we are on vacation! It is absolutely beautiful. Looking forward to our next trip in August! 😊

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Additional Information about Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Address: Address: 18220 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone Number: +1 707-964-4352
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Fort Bragg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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