Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg
(4.8/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is a unique botanical treasure that can only be maintained, strengthened and shared with support from people like you.

18220 North Highway One Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707)964-4352
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  • We have visited here before and enjoyed all the plants and trees. This time we attended their Christmas lights and really enjoyed it. It is offered on the weekends for $10. Great for kids. 
  • We visited the garden to view the holiday light show which an annual event. The garden opens just after sunset and runs until 7:30. The light show is not so much 'holiday' as just a clever use of stri...  more »
  • Stopped on my way into Fort Bragg. Arrived right before the 1:30 pm mushroom walk. Very informative walk out to the coast line ,stopping along the way to identify mushrooms. Mario knows his mushrooms....  more »
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  • I would not describe this as a garden. Very few places are manicured or taken care of at all, most of it is just over grown. The admission is $14, way pricey for what I saw. This would be better labeled as a 'park' not a kept garden. While some of it was beautiful, such as walking along the coast line and watching the waves. It was nature's beauty, not something that should be charged for by man. Most of the paths are overgrown and you are likely to trip on something, and excessive amount of Rhododendrons. They may be quite pretty when they bloom however they are a very drab looking plant otherwise. All in all, don't waste your money here.
  • My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful stroll through the gardens. I was surprised by the massive vegetable garden and they allowed you to pull and eat some strawberries. I was also surprised with one of the best ocean views of the headlands if you keep walking to the end. We really enjoyed ourselves. It's hard for me not to rush through things but this place is perfect for relaxing and just soaking in the beauty of it all.
  • The biggest variety of flowers and plants ever! I've traveled around a bit and have been to gardens all over the globe include quite a fabulous one in Hawaii. However the sheer number of plants here is mind boggling. One can get lost in this enormous place for hours and not see everything. A stand out was their Begonia house with beautiful picturesque flowers. Also their Dahlia garden was in bloom when I went and they were gorgeous. I highly recommend if you are in the Mendocino area.
  • Wow. Our friends are members, and we couldn't have been more surprised to find such amazing botanical gardens in a small community like Ft Bragg. The volunteer staff are some of the most dedicated, friendly and knowledgeable gardeners I've encountered at a venue like this. The coastal views at the sea side of the gardens are utterly enchanting, and a fantastic place to sit down, close your eyes, and get lost in the crashing waves.
  • what a beautiful place! i have been there twice in the last year, and i don't live close by. allow plenty of time to enjoy all of the areas and wear comfy shoes. you can end up walking several miles if you see everything. in addition to the main paved paths that are wheelchair/scooter/stroller accessible thru the different garden areas, there are smaller, non-accessible trails between them. this garden stretches between hwy 1 and the ocean, with perennial, woodland, rose, wild, succulent, vegetable, and dahlia gardens, in addition to an amazing tuberose begonia house. their website will let you know what's currently in bloom.