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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean


News from the Gardens

Interested in re-reading some of our e-newsletters and articles from the past? Each "Bloom Blast" is chock-full of information about the Gardens, our glorious collections, what is in bloom, upcoming events, educational opportunities, and more. Sign up for News from the Gardens—Join now!

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MCBG E-Newsletters

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MCBG in the News

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is a garden worth writing about. Here are notable articles in which we are included.


USA Today: Best Place to Propose (2023)

NBC Los Angeles: Stroll Through a Shimmering Wonderland by the Sea, Alysia Gray Painter 

Flower Power Garden HourPodcast episode 95: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Fort Bragg Advocate-NewsChildren’s Fund announces new program with “Botanical Benefits”

Hi Travel TalesMendocino Coast Botanical Gardens: rhododendrons, ocean views, whales, Michael Hodgson

Public Garden MagazineGarden Professional Spotlight – Molly Barker

NBC Bay Area News "Worth the Trip"A Pacific-Close Garden Takes Its Holiday Lights Online, Alysia Gray Painter

GardenBookDahlia Season at the Coast

Travel RealizationsMendocino Coast Botanical Gardens – A Photo Essay!, Chirasree Banerjee

Healthy Living - Eisenhower HealthSplendor on the Northern California Coast, Deborah Liv Johnson

Fort Bragg Advocate-NewsDruecker Memorial brings out the rhododendrons, and fans, Michelle Blackwell

Fort Bragg Advocate-NewsBioBlitz sharpens citizen science skills, Chris Calder

The American GardenerRAP Gardens in Focus: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Viveka Neveln

Pacific Horticulture SocietyGiant Staghorn Fern Finds New Home at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Roxanne Perkins

MCBG Mentions

Only in Your State: 7 Beautiful Northern California Locations You Probably Didn’t Know Existed, Kate Freeman

Family Vacationist: 12 Great Things to Do in Mendocino, Kathy Boardman

Lonely Planet: Kid-friendly destinations are a California specialty, Valerie Stimac

Travel Lense: 15 Best Things to Do in Mendocino County, CA, Blake Walsh

TimeOut.comThe 15 best things to do in Mendocino, Clara Hogan

USA Today10Best readers cite the best in romantic travel

CaliforniaFamilyTravel.comFun Things to Do in Mendocino County

ThisIsMyHappiness.comBest Things To Do In Northern California December 2022 Wellness, Sustainability + Style on a Weekend in Mendocino, Shoshi Parks

Los Angeles Times: Why are people in L.A. flocking to Mendocino? Two words: Mushroom season, Rachel Schnalzer

AARP.orgAARP’s Guide to Redwood National and State Parks, Elaine Glusac

San Francisco ChronicleHighway 1 Road Trip: Six itineraries along California’s iconic coast

Travel Lemmings: 23 Best California Beach Towns (in 2022), McKenna Mobley

Dog TrekkerTake a Bragg-adocious break

Locale Magazine: How to Spend an Idyllic 48 Hours in Mendocino, Alexis Mills

Anderson Valley AdvertiserTake a Fort Bragg ‘Staycation’, Terry Sites

New York Magazine: Steal My Vacation, July 20, 2022,  Tyler Bainbridge as told to Margaret Rhodes

Sonoma MagazineHow to Vacation with Your Dog on the Mendocino Coast, Dana Rebmann

The Monterey HeraldLinda Mullally, Travels with the Mullallys: Adobes, zebras, rails and rhodies

Trips to DiscoverThe Most Romantic Destination in Every State, K.C. Dermody 8 Ways to Create Gorgeous Container Gardens, Susan Moeller

Via magazine: Favorite Gardens in the West

Savvy CaliforniaFort Bragg: Northern California Coastal Escape

Forbes Magazine: A 48-Hour Culinary Tour Of Mendocino County, Chelsea Davis

The Mendocino BeaconLatino Coalition: Latino Coalition seeks donations for its Scholarship Fund

Viva Glam Magazine: Mendocino, The Heart and Soul of California, Malorie Mackey

KRON 4 News‘Postcard-worthy scenery’: Planning your Mendocino County road trip

PureWow10 Summer Weekend Getaways from SF That You Should Book Right Now, Allison McCarthy

The Monterey HeraldTravels with the Mullallys: Looking for glamour in camping, Linda B. Mullally

Trips to Discover12 Best Vacation Destinations on America’s West Coast, K. C. Dermody

KZYX Putting Down RootsJune 3, 2021 Episode

California.comThe Best Family Road Trips in Every Region of California

KZYX Ecology HourMay 4, 2021 Episode

Mendocino VoiceMendo Need to Know: a guide to Mendocino’s great outdoors, Kate B. Maxwell

The Press Democrat: California in Bloom, Stephen Nett

Fort Bragg Advocate-NewsScience, adventure at the coast’s annual Scavenger Hunt, Peter O'Donohue

Forbes magazineTen Ultra-Romantic Road Trips By Car Or Recreation Vehicle—Safe, Scenic, Sensual, Lea Lane

Via magazine: 16 Gorgeous Gardens in the West, Lauren Parvizi

Roadtripping California: 15 Fabulous Things to Do in Fort Bragg, California

Pacific HorticultureA Horticultural Adventure through the West: Northern California, Hallie Schmidt

ForbesMushrooms Are Having A Moment In Mendocino County, Leslie Kelly

The Signal: Celebrate the holidays: festive holiday travel, Michele Buttelman

Videos about the Gardens

Mendocino Coast Films , A Day in the Gardens

Oldstrand.comRhododendron season at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce (video by Mateo Ortiz), Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Maxine Elizabeth Hines, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Jules Older, Dahlia Delirium

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    2019 Bloom Blast, E-News, and Articles November September BioBlitz 2019 A World of Rhododendrons ...
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    The Mendocino Coast Children’s Fund (MCCF) is providing 200 local families with memberships to the Botanical Gardens. MCCF's “Botanical Benefits” program will increase access to the healing power of nature for our community’s hard-working underserved families in a safe and beautiful space. The memberships will be distributed through MCCF partners including local schools, agencies, and programs serving underserved communities.