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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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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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Peaceful and Beautiful

Beautiful and Peaceful. AND, great for handicapped people. They even got me a newer chair. Everyone was so kind and I loved wandering. We spent a lot of time in the vege... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Minden, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and Peaceful. AND, great for handicapped people. They even got me a newer chair. Everyone was so kind and I loved wandering. We spent a lot of time in the vege garden talking with the gal who watered. We went all the way to the coast. They had a beautiful collection of birdhouses and the dahlias were unbelievable. I... More 

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Fort Bragg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Inspirational. Many outdoor rooms of same type plants. Very helpful and knowledgeable gardeners. Many trails. We enjoyed the 'duck blind' and the varieties of heather. Kids of all ages would enjoy the unusual plants and the vegetable garden with a number of scarecrows. We took a picnic and relaxed at a table overlooking the ocean.

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san diego, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My best friend since first grade is a garden fanatic. So, I go along. This one was very pleasant with a nice gift shop. I loved the organic garden they had growing and the history of the original family - more please! Everything marked so you knew what it was. The views breath taking!!! Take the cliff side walk. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I'm not much into gardening, and don't know much about plants in general. But I would definitely visit here again, because it's a beautiful place, well designed, and offers the opportunity to have a pleasant walk out to the cliffs along the Mendocino Coast. The three people that were with me were very knowledgeable about gardening (one is a Master... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a beautiful, that starts right at the highway, and goes all the way to the ocean with great views. There is so much to see, just take your time. Do not go on a time schedule. You will not want to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a favorite of ours and always find it delightful. Its pet friendly and has a great cafe and plant sale with some of the friendliest people. A true delight on the coast and speaking of which be sure to walk all the way to the coast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I spent many hours walking around the beautiful gardens, the trails and the path to the ocean. Taking the trails through the forest, we first missed the Dahlia garden, but we went back and so glad we did. The Dahlia's were in full bloom, and stunning. Absolutely a must to visit this gardens, and I would go... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A magnificent botanical gardens with many local plants. The grounds are well cared for and there is a rose garden, a vegetable garden, Rhododendron area, and a Dalia garden. As you walk through the garden path containing a wide variety of regional plants you find your way to beautiful ocean views. The gardens cover a large area from HWY 1... More 

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Castaic, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We arrived early to take part in a bird walk. The gardens are beautifully kept and have areas of plants. Many, many flowers were in bloom when we were there. The dahlia sections in magnificent! They have rascals available for those who would have trouble making it all the way to the ocean. They have a gift shop and a... More 

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

beautiful gardens, some forest jungle like settings, great views of the ocean. BRING some cold drinks with you, They let you bring in food and drinks, there are great spots on the trails to enjoy a snack. They also have a snack area to purchase food, but I am not certain of the hours throughout the year. wear comfortable shoes... More 

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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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