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“Beautifully landscaped”

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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Loved all the flowers and the quiet, felt like you were at a retreat. If you go take a lunch and have your own private picnic among the many nooks. Lots of benches around to just meditate.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

I got some great pictures of the gardens and the views were also lovely. Everything was well cared for and added to the charm of Mendocino.

Thank Regina W
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Hidden gem on the coast. Don't miss it. Well integrated art throughout, and a wide variety of carefully planned and beautifully installed species, including a vegetable garden, begonia house, and a cliff walk along the ocean.

Thank JDK123
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

I stopped here not intending to do anything other than look at the plants they had for sale and was amazed at the gardens. They had dahlias and begonias that were awe inspiring. Some of the dahlias were taller than me. The gardens meander many acres to the ocean. My favorite area aside from the dahlias and begonias was the heather garden. You hear stories about Ireland and Scotland and the heather and now I understand why. There are so many varieties of heather and they are all beautiful. The Mendocino Botanical Gardens are a very special place. It is worthy of your time. The gardens are just south of Fort Bragg and the traffic circle. There is plenty of free parking. Entrance fee was $14.

Thank SAS8721
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed in Ft Bragg and stopped off in Mendocino, a quaint little town with interesting artists and shops. What a rich history and unique items this has, not to mention the gorgeous views and gardens!

Thank RitaBrandley
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