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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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A Garden by the Sea

Amazing flowers and plants everywhere...it is beautiful. Pass through a deer gate and the trail goes out along the cliff over the ocean. There are benches to sit and listen to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Phoeix
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing flowers and plants everywhere...it is beautiful. Pass through a deer gate and the trail goes out along the cliff over the ocean. There are benches to sit and listen to the surf below. It is so peaceful.

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Lodi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A well kept, well organized botanical garden woth meandering foot paths and a main path for guests on wheels. A great place to get some new ideas for your own yard.

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely way to spend a few hours along the gorgeous north coast. The garden costs $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for seniors. I believe it is 47 acres. There are several trail choices from really easy to dirt paths with a bit of a grade. There are areas fro wheelchair access. It has some of the most... More 

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Magalia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Spent a nice couple of hours just strolling through the gardens. And while I am told that it is best to visit later in the Spring or early Summer, in order to catch everything in full bloom, we really enjoyed all the greenery, as well as the view from the Cliff House. The children's Adventure Trail was very cute, the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The cost of admission to this garden is $14 for an adult, $10 for a senior, so it cost us $24 for our hour long visit. The garden extends over 47 acres...the first part of the garden closet to the entrance is a groomed, planted formal area that is very lovely. After this part of the garden, you pass through... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

From PCH1 the entry looks like it might be a nursery with some small gardens behind it. In reality, there are hundreds of acres and miles of paths that lead to the ocean through rhododendron forests, pine forests and organic vegetable gardens.

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A lovely way to spend two hours Very doable trails for those with limited mobility Fun search to keep kids engaged

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A spectacular garden on the California coast, sure to kick-start your landscaping. We bought a membership, and immediately benefitted from the members' discount when we purchased several plants at the nursery.

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Had another wonderful time walking around the gardens. With spring being here the gardens are starting to bloom, and we just love a peaceful walk out to the bluff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Be sure to go to the Mendocino Botanical Gardens and walk the trail to the ocean and listen to the ravens calling in the gardens. Take a picnic lunch or buy one from the garden’s café. You could spend all day here exploring the different gardens. The groundskeepers and gift shop staff are all very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. If... More 

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