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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

18220 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
+1 707-964-4352
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Fort Bragg
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Our mission is to engage and enrich lives by displaying and conserving plants in harmony with our Northern California coastal ecosystems. Mendocino... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Was there on April 12th and it was much bigger then we thought. The selection of flowers was awesome and they had name tags in the ground next to them. The costal view was wonderful. Very nice way to spend a day.

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Ripon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Beautiful! So much bigger than we thought! The staff was friendly and very helpful. The ocean view was amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Good display of dahlias and begonias. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Enjoyed the hummingbirds in the plants. The map was helpful to get around.

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A great collection of rhodos in bloom. The garden goes down to the ocean so it is a very pleasant place to walk.

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Rigby, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Such a calm & peaceful place. The fragrances are amazing. A wonderful variety of plants,trees & artwork. A gorgeous view of the ocean. And the vegetable garden is amazing!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Been to Fort Bragg about 30 times and never went to the Botanical Gardens. What was I thinking? Had a great day strolling this 47 acre oasis with fantastic picnic on the ocean bluffs. We thought it was a little pricey at $14 per person, but it was totally worth it. The fern trail and cactus garden was our faves.

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Placerville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The many varieties of rhododendron were in full bloom, with the sound of the Pacific always audible in the background.

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Plymouth, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

What a wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the beauty of this place - also great gift shop. The gardens are lovely along with the ocean vistas.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

To start, we love traveling with our 70-pound black lab, and so seek out places where he can go on leash with us. Not only does the botanical gardens welcome dogs, they have a bag of free dog treats and a water bowl waiting for him. We were hooked before we even left the front office! The grounds themselves are... More

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Two friendly ladies gave us a detailed route plan and we enjoyed our walk through the early spring flowers and blossoms. $10 each for seniors seemed a lot but it was worth it

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botanicalgarden47, Marketing Coordinator at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

We're glad you had a good experience with our staff and enjoyed your time here. Please come back again--there is always something to see at the Gardens! More

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