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.
- 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.
- Take a "Rhody Walk" on the 2nd Saturday of each month (March 11, April 8, and May 13) with local expert Dennis McKiver and learn about the variety of rhododendrons growing throughout Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
- Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers natural history and plant collections walks every first Monday from April through October. These walks are free with admission.
- Interpretive Mushroom Walks during the season on Mondays (November–December) at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.