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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Best 420 vibe in la la land in Fort Bragg!

Get lost amongst the vibe! Wandering though the plethora of plants; some in bloom, some on the verge of blooming, and others awaiting their moment in time. The sights and smells... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Manhattan Beach, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Get lost amongst the vibe! Wandering though the plethora of plants; some in bloom, some on the verge of blooming, and others awaiting their moment in time. The sights and smells overwhelming, and then the spender of the ever changing Pacific Ocean of blues and aqua marine! Bring a picnic (shop at the Harvest Market which opens at 5:00 a.m.),... More 

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Kelseyville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our visit was fantastic! January was sunny and warm. Plants were flowering and the walk along the ocean was so peaceful. We stop at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens whenever we visit Fort Bragg.

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Fort Bragg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Easy hiking, dog friendly. MCBG includes a wide range of cultivated and native plants. The Gardens includes ocean-frontage for those who want to take in views. Birds, mushrooms and a wide variety of cultivated plants with wide ranging bloom times make for a fun visit year-round.

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Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Lovely walls of color and quiet fern gulches. Sculptures tucked among the plants. A few roses were still blooming in September and the house of begonias was in full glorious bloom. The plant shop sold most of what you saw in the garden. Wonderful experience. Great place for ideas for your home garden.

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Cameron Park, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

This facility is well designed, informative without being a science exhibition, big enough to allow privacy if desired under a tree or on a bench and fantastic views from the bluffs. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I totally enjoyed the 2 hours spent here, unrushed, and I will be back!!!

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Superior, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Wish there was more but this was a beautiful spot and it was great to support local horticultural efforts.

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Provo, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had my 90 year old parents with us. They used the three wheelers and enjoyed the gardens along with us. The gardens are varied, of moderate size, and unfailingly beautiful. We could have spent the entire day there, enjoying the peaceful ocean view.

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Glenns Ferry
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Wow! I have been here in the spring and winter, and it is a walk of beauty anytime of year! Bonus...lots of birds and deer.

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El Granada, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I believe there are more than 30 acres of beautiful trails and gardens here. You can bring your dog with you, but I did not. I walked out to the ocean and saw many birds and even a whale. There are a variety of trails with some more difficult than others. They are all clearly marked and easy to follow.... More 

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Navarro, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Beautiful gardens along the coastline . There is a store where you can purchase plants and botanical books

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