Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 850+ 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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  • Had a great half day here. I enjoyed the setting. Worth allowing yourself quite a few hours to have an unhurried visit. 
  • We just visited the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. A very beautiful place. There are different sections with different types of gardens. Each one was beautiful. We highly recommend it. 
  • The Botanical Gardens are a must when visiting Fort Bragg. The gardens are beautiful, and the walk to the ocean bluff is a must see. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spectacular botanical gardens. Driving up, was able to see 2 different kinds of hummingbirds that were feeding on the flowering vines next to the visitor center. The grounds are just breathtaking. So many different kinds of flora. A highlight was walking the 1/3 of a mile or so to the coast. We passed through a grove of MASSIVE rhododendron - many 15-20+ feet tall - easily the most impressive collection in the U.S. and possibly the world. When you want out to the coast, there are trails along the coastline that just add to the experience. Worth one or more visits.
  • The gardens are truly beautiful. Don't miss it if you are visiting the area. We spent hours and could have spent days.
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