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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: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed May 18, 2012

This was so much more than I expected. The Botanical Gardens are large but easy to walk through and well signed. This time of year, the Rhoda's are absolutely glorious - so colorful and huge - you'll take way too many pictures :) And what an extra added benefit - their are trails that easily lead to magnificent views of the coastline. Absolutely gorgeous, really - - stop in - it's definitely worth it !

Thank smilingtrips
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"ocean bluffs"
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"the cliff"
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"mendocino coast"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Perfict timing for Rhododendrons. Been to gardens several times but this time the Rhodoendons in bloom was beyound awsome. A must see. They offer a senior discount and a nursery to purchase plants.

Thank Gloria P
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We visit this botanical garden every time we are in the Mendocino area. It is well arranged with lots of trail markers so you cannot get lost and everywhere you look are beautiful flowers and trees. There are wonderful trails that take you onto the headlands where you can catch sight of seabirds, Osprey, and (in season) migrating whales. Some of the trails are wheelchair accessible. And the nursery is small but nice. There is a wonderful gift shop, as well. Well worth the visit.

Thank Barbara G
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

One of the best botanical gardens we've ever attended; many short,interesting trails

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Reviewed May 12, 2012

A wonderful collection of trees and plants.Also beautiful headlands with great views of the ocean.

Thank BobDroke
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