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Open daily from 10AM – 5PM. Advanced tickets required for non-members. 


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


Sprouts – Nature Breathing & Whale Watching

NATURE BREATHING AND WHALE WATCHING is this month's Sprouts activity! Grab a handout from the Sprouts kiosk at the Gardens entrance (under Rhody's Cafe) and check out some binoculars from the admission counter. Take the whole family on a relaxing journey through the Gardens as you learn to "breath like a tree" from your leaves to your roots or practice "Bunny Breathing".

Get outside and learn with SPROUTS! Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is offering a series of self-guided learning opportunities for children (best suited for K-6). Sprouts activities include handouts and sometimes fun tools to help kids dive into a variety of topics including birdwatching, nature breathing, whale watching, pulley systems, getting to know trees, and more. All activities will be available in English and Spanish. These activities are available with regular Gardens admission — please purchase tickets in advance: CLICK HERE. MCBG will continue to share free admission for children's educational visits via "Sprouts Tickets". The tickets are currently being distributed through local schools and nonprofits.

Plan on visiting again in April or May to complete the next Sprouts activity – Pacific Coast Tree ID and witness peak bloom of our Rhododendron Collection!

Learn more about the Sprouts Program

Learn more about the Coastal Bluffs and Marine Zone at the Gardens

Sprouts Program Sponsors

Adventist Health Mendocino CoastCoast Hardware & Radio ShackCommunity First Credit UnionDeLucia Family Fund of The Community Foundation of Mendocino CountyLinda and Paul Dutcher, Harvest MarketKay and Bruce Leaman, Kate Erickson LPL Financial, Liz O’Hara and Steve Lane, Out of This WorldRedwood InvestmentsSavings Bank of Mendocino CountySoroptimist International of Fort BraggMarilynn Thorpe 

Many thanks for helping to make this educational opportunity available for all!


Start Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021

End Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Schedule Details: These activities are available during visiting hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Gardens closed Monday and Tuesday)

Payment Information: Regular admission applies — please reserve tickets in advance.