November–February: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
- Specialty Shop
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is a unique natural treasure located at 18220 North Highway 1, just two miles south of Fort Bragg and seven miles north of Mendocino. Our mission is to engage and enrich lives by displaying and conserving plants in harmony with our Northern California coastal ecosystems. This magnificent 47-acre site is one of the few public gardens located directly on the ocean’s shore. The mild maritime climate on the Mendocino Coast makes the Gardens a wonder year-round; each changing season brings new flora and fauna.
Our Gardens are a living museum of plants and ecosystems. Like a museum, we must preserve and protect our specimens for purposes of education, research, conservation, historic preservation, and of course beauty. Our non-profit botanical gardens can only be maintained, strengthened and shared with support from people like you. When you donate to the Gardens, your gift provides us with the resources to keep this natural wonder growing strong!
We welcome visitors and our local community to experience the rugged beauty of the Mendocino Coast mixed with the peaceful tranquility of our garden by the sea. For more information, visit www.gardenbythesea.org.
18220 North Highway One Fort Bragg, CA 95437
- Voted 5th Best Garden in the Nation by USA Today's 2017 Reader's Choice Awards
- Dogs welcome!
- The Gardens' main trails are wheelchair accessible to the ocean
- Enjoy lunch with a view from our seasonal café – Open daily Apr - Sep
- Learn more about the varied and splendid opportunities for holding your wedding at the Gardens.
From Fort Bragg and points north: We are located one mile south of the Highways 1 and 20 intersection. If you are staying in downtown Fort Bragg, travel south on Highway 1 for two miles to our address