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

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    Gardens' founders Ernie and Betty Schoefer

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    Gardens' founder Ernie Schoefer

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    Gardens' founder Betty Schoefer

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    Ernie with the original entry sign in 1970

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    The original gift shop

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    Betty and her rhododendrons

Retro Sunday – Community Appreciation Day

Sunday, October 15, 2023
from 9:00AM to 6:00PM

PARKING IS LIMITED – Please plan to carpool as this is a very popular day to visit!

Flashback to the early 1960s and the origins of Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens with $1 admission for everyone on Sunday, October 15, from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Retro Sunday is Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens day of giving back to the community that has supported us for more than 62 years! This annual community appreciation day’s old-fashioned pricing is the Gardens’ way of sharing the love.

For those who have not visited in a while, come see what’s new and blooming this fall. Delight in the dahlias, begonias, fuchsias, and so much more. Introduce a friend to the Gardens or bring your family and spend the day wandering the 47 acres of botanical bliss. Find inspiration for your home garden, have a family picnic, walk the dog, or find a quiet spot to melt the day away... just a few ideas to get you started.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Please plan to carpool if possible, parking is limited and this is a popular day to visit.


Did you know?

Retro Sunday only comes around so often, but did you know there are great daily discounted admission rates? Mendo County locals are just $10, children range from $8 to free, and anyone with an EBT or WIC card receives a discounted rate and pay only $2. Memberships are also very affordable and provide an array of benefits including free admission 360 days of the year, discounted event tickets, and free admission at more than 340 other gardens across the nation.

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is committed to providing a welcoming place for all people to connect with nature. We hope to see you soon!


Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023

Schedule Details: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Payment Information: $1 per person