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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The staff were amazingly helpful. There was "cart" rental for a very reasonable price, which... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Inge K
Sacramento, California
Wear good walking shoes

A good place to take a walk after a big breakfast or lunch. The dahlia garden in the late summer is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fort Bragg, California
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
18220 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-8773
+1 707-964-4352
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff were amazingly helpful. There was "cart" rental for a very reasonable price, which turned out to be electric wheelchairs. Being told the trail was about 1/2 mile to the ocean, I opted for a wheelchair and am certainly glad that I did because...More

Thank Inge K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A good place to take a walk after a big breakfast or lunch. The dahlia garden in the late summer is a must pick nick and the rhododendrons in the spring are beautiful. Wear layers,good shoes, and bring water.

Thank superbijoux
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Goof path around facility but majority of plants are on trails between the paths. There were more potholes in these trails than in a pottery. Would not recommend to anybody with walking disabilities A lot of plants were not identified. Gardener said our questions on...More

Thank AJ421142
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although we have been to Fort Bragg many times in the past 40 years, we had never been to the Botanical Gardens. The Daliyias were fantastic!! I'm sure almost any time there would be something that stands out. The gift shop has something for everyone...More

Thank John I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We will be back. What a beautiful place to visit! We could've spent all day there. Make sure you bring water to drink as you wonder through the beautiful gardens.

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens had me in awe each and every step I took. As we walked I could not take my eyes off all the surrounding beauty. I would say Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is a definite Must See for anyone not matter the age. The...More

Thank Carrie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such beautiful gardens and leads out to the beach - I wished I had lived closer to have my wedding there! My toddler enjoyed sitting in the gardens and seeing the beautiful flowers as well as the vegetable gardens and then looking out from the...More

Thank DogMom916
Reviewed 1 week ago

I often take day trips to Ft Bragg, but could never find the time to visit the Gardens, so this time, I stayed for several days, with the intention to visit here. Am I GLAD I did. If you have ANY interest in flowers or...More

Thank BlueyeBob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden is so well kept. The beauty is so serene and calming. Breathe it in and enjoy the colors.

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are a very special place to visit with family. The grandkids love the freedom of going through the park and enjoying all of the flowers, play areas etc. The view of the ocean along the trail is outstanding. The café and gift shop...More

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Response from Gina B | Reviewed this property |
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February 5, 2018|
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Response from MendoBotanicGardens | Property representative |
Hello! We have rhododendrons blooming as early as December but peak bloom is normally between April and mid-May. We are hosting the annual Rhododendron Show on May 5 and 6 this year. The event regularly includes around 800... More
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February 5, 2018|
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Response from Evie B | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I don’t know...but am sure of you were to look on the website it may tell you. Evie