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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

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Address: 18220 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-8773
Phone Number: +1 707-964-4352
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers everything from colorful displays...

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 Plaza are open daily. There is no admission charge to visit the Store, Nursery, or Cafe.

~Our mission is to engage and enrich lives by displaying and conserving plants in harmony with our Northern California coastal ecosystems.~

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Amazing winter walk

Stopped on my way into Fort Bragg. Arrived right before the 1:30 pm mushroom walk. Very informative walk out to the coast line ,stopping along the way to identify mushrooms. Mario... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Campbell, California
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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped on my way into Fort Bragg. Arrived right before the 1:30 pm mushroom walk. Very informative walk out to the coast line ,stopping along the way to identify mushrooms. Mario knows his mushrooms. Great walk and talk. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know that I can say much more than that. I could walk here every day! Beautiful! They allow pets for free too, which they love just as much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in early November and was pleasantly surprised by the interesting plant collections and beautifully designed gardens. Would love to visit when the gardens are in bloom.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here many times in various seasons, in rain and sun and fog. It's always pure pleasure to be here. It's a great hidden treat!

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even in winter, this is a gorgeous place to go. The trails are beautifully designed, sprinkled with many sculptures. Great signage to inform visitors about the plants. I also really liked the gift shop!

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California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't expect there to be much in bloom this late in the year but there were actually quite a few flowering plants. There were some beautiful succulents, and interesting shapes and foliage throughout the grounds. The ocean views are outstanding, with lots of benches to sit and enjoy watching the breakers.

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Fort Bragg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens. Very large grounds. Different plants bloom at different times so you have something to enjoy at anytime of the year. Also, great ocean views.

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Davidson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I travel extensively and have a membership with Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in North Carolina. Through that membership we have free access to over 300 gardens throughout the US...so we make a point to visit those near our destinations. This is a beautiful garden with wide ranging areas from inland to sea. Spectacular! We especially loved the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Botanical Gardens on a fairly clear day. Not everything was in bloom as you can imagine. The gardens were quiet and we were able to take our time walking the paths through each one. The blooms that were showing were colorful and vibrant. There's plenty of access for wheelchairs and clearly marked "steep" and "easy" trails to... More 

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Marysville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming here. It's been a tear to see the grounds at different times of the year. It's always different and does not disappoint. I would give anything to be able to grow some of these unique plants and trees at home. Great views of the ocean from the point. You will pass through some beautiful meadows along the... More 

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