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“Terrific walk in the woods”

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

Reasonable price to walk through remarkably extensive gardens with well marked botanical specimens and wonderful views of the ocean. We spend an hour and a half hiking the trails and enjoyed every minute. A lot of labor has gone into upkeep. I hope they have a lot of free labor as my ticket sure didn't cover the true cost of maintaining such a miraculous garden. I was surprised and thrilled by the collection of succulents. Did not know they could be maintained in such a moist environment.

Thank PeterDeon
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"vegetable garden"
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"dahlia garden"
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"full bloom"
in 54 reviews
"formal gardens"
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"festival of lights"
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"gift shop"
in 60 reviews
"plants and flowers"
in 18 reviews
"ocean bluffs"
in 17 reviews
"the cliff"
in 39 reviews
"few hours"
in 27 reviews
"mendocino coast"
in 37 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 20 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 12 reviews
"take your time"
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"beautiful walk"
in 16 reviews
"for sale"
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"dahlias"
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was our first visit to the Mendocino coast and the Botanical Garden. The Dahlias were the featured attraction on our visit and it was a real treat to enjoy the splendid variety of Dahlias. We enjoyed a very nice chat with one of the gardeners who was working with the Dahlias while we were there and got some splendid tips for our own garden. The rest of the Botanical Garden was thoroughly enjoyable. I wish we lived close enough to visit this garden throughout the year.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

beautiful , well maintained gardens and great views of the coast. Our kids loved it to ! Special adventure trail for children

Thank leluxo
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

dahlia's were in bloom and the weather was nice for the time of year. the gardens were well kept but a little priciy for vistors.vs locals. Twice as much.

Thank Kenneth L
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Loved everything. The gardens and art sculptures were spectacular. The trails were marked well and it was a truly enjoyable experience.

Thank Jaymie D
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