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


Above: On a mushroom walk in the Gardens.

Natural History Tours at the Gardens

A favorite feature for visitors are our staff-led monthly Natural History and Plant Collection Walks/Talks. The first Monday of each month, from April through October at 1:30pm, a staff member leads a walk through the gardens educating the public on different seasonally-dependent and varied themes. Mushroom tours begin in mid-November. Free with Gardens admission; meet on the Plaza.

There are no docent-led Natural History or Mushroom Tours January through March.

Also popular are twice-monthly Birdwatching Walks, conducted by local chapter Audubon Society leaders.

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    Join us each spring for Rhododendron Walks at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. More than 1,000 rhododendrons can be seen blooming throughout the Gardens during peak bloom in March, April, and May.
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    Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers docent-led walks focused on our many plant collections MCBG and the history of our natural and restored areas on the first Monday of each month from April through October. These walks are free with admission.
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    Interpretive Mushroom Walks during the season on Mondays (November–December) at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
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    Our Gardens attract more than 150 species of birds that live in or visit us each year. Join one of the monthly Audubon Society walks.