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“A very beautiful and tranquil place”

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Fort Bragg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.~
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed March 27, 2012

The gardens were quite large and the location perfect. We enjoyed the walk through the beautiufl gardens.

1  Thank jerrykritzman
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"vegetable garden"
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"dahlia garden"
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"full bloom"
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"formal gardens"
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"festival of lights"
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"gift shop"
in 60 reviews
"plants and flowers"
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"ocean bluffs"
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"the cliff"
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"few hours"
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"mendocino coast"
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"couple of hours"
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"entrance fee"
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"take your time"
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"beautiful walk"
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"for sale"
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"dahlias"
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

Awsome spot well worth cost views to die for. Takes a few hours to see as well as a few miles of walking. Great place,great people

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Reviewed March 23, 2012

From the highway this does not look like a place you would want to spend time. However, looks are very deceiving. This is a several acre spread filled with beautiful azaleas and rhodendrom (sp?) which are in bloom in late winter/early spring. The grounds are beautiful and some wonderful, easily navigated, trails to the water.

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Reviewed March 18, 2012

This is a first class stop along Highway One. The gardens and beautiful and the walk and quiet as you go out to the ocean view spots is wonderful. You will love it. The cost is very reasonable and they have a senior discount. The little snack bar is also first class with fresh food made to order. Tony works there and he is a great conversationalist. They serve Cow Licks ice cream in the summer. No charge for a classy spot to eat on your travels down the coast.

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Reviewed March 17, 2012

You can wander through a lovely garden (complete with wild creek) and all the gorgeous flowers back to the Cliff House an have a picnic lunch. Wonderful!

Thank Mondra R
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