Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens • Scenic Walking Areas
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 forest, native flora and habitats, fern-covered canyons, camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and conifers, heaths, heathers, and flower-filled coastal bluffs overlooking the blue ocean, the garden is a jewel on the Pacific Coast. Your visit is a show of support for our non-profit botanical garden and its mission!
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2-3 hours
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Mary L
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We went one afternoon for a few hours and walked peacefully through the trails. Such a pretty place. The dahlias were in full bloom and simply gorgeous. We immensely enjoyed the vegetable garden.
Due to COVID you must make a reservation and purchase tickets on line for either a morning or afternoon tour.
Written September 24, 2020
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Chris H
Yorba Linda, CA1,610 contributions
Couples
We decided to go here after several people mentioned it as a “must do!” My husband was less than interested but being a good sport, agreed to go! So glad we did! Also so glad we went to the website and saw advance reservations were required. When we arrived with our ore paid admission, they were just placing the “sold out” sign in the parking lot!

The beauty of the flowers and various gardens is just one aspect of these gardens. There is a series of trails that circles the entire property! Views of the coast, along with a cabin respite were some of the highlights!

Flower lover or not, you won’t be disappointed!
Written July 3, 2021
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YayaShare
Concord, CA991 contributions
The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is unbelievably beautiful and quite unique. It has a wonderful, and typical botanical garden area of native plants, with most of them being marked so you know what you are looking at. The uniqueness is twofold. First of all, in the typical area, there are lots of trails and walkways between and among the plants so that you can really be by yourself to admire the beauty. There are also wooden benches placed in appropriate areas to rest and ponder. Secondly, after walking through the typical gardens you can go through wooden gate and then follow some trails out to the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Somehow they have managed to get some of the best views of the ocean incorporated into the gardens. Yes, you have to pay for this experience, but we found that it is well worth the price. Reservations are encouraged.
Written July 12, 2021
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Desigal7
San Francisco, CA267 contributions
Couples
Much bigger than I expected. Saw all the rhododendrons and the Dahlia field, vegetable garden and Pioneer cemetery. Lovely day outside. Would recommend during these times for fresh air, easiness to social distance(just your family in close proximity during most of the time), and appreciate the well kept gardens.
Written August 15, 2020
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Lari B
Chino Hills, CA124 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon here. Gardens, especially dahlias were beautiful and walking out on cliffs was a delight. Appreciated vegetable garden where they raise produce for Food Bank. Finally the blackberry cobbler with whipped cream from the cafe was delicious.
Written July 20, 2022
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brigmv
Mill Valley, CA9 contributions
The staff at our inn advised us not to miss these gardens - they turned out to be the highlight of our trip. We spent a very pleasant couple of hours on the paths and in the dahlia garden, but you can see some spectacular plantings without going very far. Entry was by appointment/advance ticketing; the shop was closed but there was a small outdoor display of plants for purchase. We'd gladly spend more time here.
Written August 3, 2020
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dwitter56
Folsom, CA70 contributions
I’ve been to the Mendocino area twice, once in the summer and once in spring, and I’ve been to the Botanical Garden both times. They have a good variety of plants and flowers that are very well maintained. There is always plenty in bloom. It’s expansive and extends to the coast with nice walking trails throughout. It is leashed dog friendly, which we appreciated, since our dog accompanied us on our trip. We encountered many well behaved dogs and owners.
Written April 27, 2021
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TravelGoddess61
Chico, CA323 contributions
A must visit if you love to see various kinds of flowers, plants, beautiful landscapes, gardens, and then walk along the ocean for great views before you leave. Don't forget the ocean path as it is stunning. Lots of plant labeling so you can see what you are looking at too. Plants for sale and a gift shop too. The restaurant closed now due to Covid. My husband liked the gardens too and the paths are very well labeled. He also loved the ocean and if your partner is not much into plants they can spend time at the ocean there. The flowers this time are the daffodils and all in various stages of bloom and color a must see! The landscape is very beautiful, and there are many varieties of several different plantings. Depending on what time of the year you go you will see different plants blooming. There is also a great rhododendron blooming season there. Call ahead for reservations due to Covid19 and then check the hours as they are not open every day.
Written September 22, 2020
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Arline V
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We just visited the Botanical Garden two days ago (in the morning before we did the Skunk Train Rail bikes in the afternoon). Wonderful gardens on 47 acres.

The dahlias were in full bloom at this time so it was lovely to see them in all their glory. I would imagine another special time to go would be when the rhododendrons are in bloom during spring. They have an extensive rhododendron collection.

I bought two Hummingbird mint plants from their nursery and can't wait to plant them in our garden here in Marin County.

Don't miss this wonderfully maintained and extensive Botanical Garden. P.S. Completely dog friendly as well, so our Labrador Retriever gives it a paws up too!
Written July 31, 2022
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Ernie S
Orange County, CA1,370 contributions
We visited the springtime week of the annual Rhododendron Festival and the gardens were spectacular. Had no idea Rhododendron grew so huge and tall and in some many incredible colors. The gardens are such a peaceful, serene place and change from more formal near the entrance to wilder and natural out by the Pacific Ocean. Great place for a relaxing walk, and even better they allow your dog to come along.
Written June 5, 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM