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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

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A must and a favorite place

This is a favorite place for us in the world! The initial part is a collection of cultivated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Burlingame, California
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Lovely gardens on a beautiful stretch of the coast

Enjoy wandering the gorgeous rhododendron gardens and then follow the trail out to wide open bluff... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2019
Berkeley, California
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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...more
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18220 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-8773
+1 707-964-4352
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a favorite place for us in the world! The initial part is a collection of cultivated gardens with different themes -heathers, etc. This leads to the largest part, a natural area with trails along a stream through a fern canyon then under large...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AnnetheRaven
Reviewed 28 January 2019

Enjoy wandering the gorgeous rhododendron gardens and then follow the trail out to wide open bluff on the coast. Very peaceful. Lots of well situated benches to rest on and enjoy the views. Nice garden shop as well and a cafe is open during part...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Excellent place to spend the day. Beautiful ocean vistas and gardens to wander through. There is also a wonderful gift shop with a variety of merchandise (soap, dish towels and lots of gift ideas). Staff is friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 14 January 2019

The Gardens are at their best spring through fall, but winter brings its own charms, including the chance to visit the oft-overlooked pioneer cemetery where an experimental botanist and his family are buried. One good thing about a wet winter day: not so many folks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank RuNanS
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

The gardens are really nice and the walk to the ocean is worth it. Only negative is that $15.- for an adult in the winter, when almost nothing is in blume is a bit steep.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve S
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

If you decide to attend the Festival of Lights at the Botanical Gardens be aware that the walk through the light part is only about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the volume of other attendees. They have a bonfire towards the end and you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

This Botanical Garden is quiet with display gardens throughout, including a fun vegetable and fruit garden, where during the season, you can walk about and pick some fresh grown berries yourself. It was interesting to see how they created their vegetable beds and the interesting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julie L
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Plan ahead...only a few weekends for the Festival of Lights. Wonderful gardens for daytime walks; magical if you can get to the December Lights. Local pride is very evident in the extensive volunteer work. For some, it's an annual visit to Fort Bragg / Mendocino....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bikecuspid
Reviewed 29 November 2018

I just love walking around well looked after gardens and this is not an exception. In November there is not a lot flowering but there is still so much to see and wander around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ross B
Reviewed 27 November 2018

We visited on Thanksgiving weekend knowing that the gardens would be entering their winter cycle. Few plants were blooming but even so, the gardens were nice to walk through and the views of teh ocean from the bluffs was spectacular. A good value for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Gina B | Reviewed this property |
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6 February 2018|
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Response from MendoBotanicGardens | Property representative |
Hello! We have rhododendrons blooming as early as December but peak bloom is normally between April and mid-May. We are hosting the annual Rhododendron Show on May 5 and 6 this year. The event regularly includes around 800... More
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Unfortunately I don’t know...but am sure of you were to look on the website it may tell you. Evie