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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Fort Bragg

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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
18220 North Highway One
Fort Bragg
CA
95437
Tel: 707 964 4352

Where are we going today?

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 alike. Manicured formal gardens, a dense coastal pine forest, fern-covered canyons, diverse plant collections, and flower-filled coastal bluffs overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean are among the many attractions. Whale watchers can take shelter in the Cliff House to view winter and spring migrations, bird lovers will delight in the over 150 species of birds that live in or visit the Gardens annually. This is a great place to bring the kids. The garden also includes a large model railroad, a fairy village and a "quail trail" just for children.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$14
  • Children$5
  • Free Under: 4 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

March to October 9am to 5pm. November to February 9am to 4pm.

I'm Hungry!

Cowlicks ice cream available April through September..

Need a little extra help?

Accessible paths and electric vehicles for those needing them..

Can I get one of those?

Visit our store for wonderful gifts..

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    This garden has 2 distinct areas. The first is a conventional garden, displaying various groupings of plants in "rooms". One of the most notable is a Blue pine, with actual blue pinecones. The cactus display is beautiful, as are the roses. There is a display hall containing potted plants.
    The second part of the garden is more of a ramble. There is a farm and play area for kids, a great dahlia garden and a great clifftop walk with the ocean roaring below. There also is a small cabin that overlooks the ocean. A great walk for a lovely...Read More

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    Amazing, simply...

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    Such a beautiful place!

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    beautiful.can spend couple of hours.

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    With every passing generation, we seem to get farther and farther away from the ideals which dictated that giving people access to beauty, culture, art and knowledge would create happier, saner and safer societies in which to live.

    Cities like San Francisco built museums, parks, gardens, ponds, fountains and other aesthetics into their city planning, in an effort to foster a sensitive and educated public.

    What a wonderful thing it is to visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and see acres of beautiful paths and plantings laid out for the...Read More

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by Anna Hautzinger

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This garden has 2 distinct areas. The first is a conventional garden, displaying various groupings of plants in "rooms". One of the most notable is a Blue pine, with actual blue pinecones. The cactus display is beautiful, as are the roses. There is a display hall containing potted plants.
The second part of the garden is more of a ramble. There is a farm and play area for kids, a great dahlia garden and a great clifftop walk with the ocean roaring below. There also is a small cabin that overlooks the ocean. A great walk for a lovely day.

by A Google User

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With every passing generation, we seem to get farther and farther away from the ideals which dictated that giving people access to beauty, culture, art and knowledge would create happier, saner and safer societies in which to live.

Cities like San Francisco built museums, parks, gardens, ponds, fountains and other aesthetics into their city planning, in an effort to foster a sensitive and educated public.

What a wonderful thing it is to visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and see acres of beautiful paths and plantings laid out for the sole purpose of putting humans in touch with peace and happiness. I'd love to be able to pay admission into this very special garden for every stressed out, overworked, unhappy, quarrelsome American and see if it would help them to find a new kind of serenity within themselves.

This is a valuable, truly needed place and we extend our thanks to the wonderful people who have maintained and preserved the gardens for so many years.

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