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Open daily from 10AM – 5PM: Advanced tickets required for non-members.
Members enjoy exclusive early admission from 9:00am to 10:00am daily.

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

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    Sprouts – A family education program at the Gardens

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    Yellow-rumped Warbler by Roger Adamson

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    Educational Videos

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    Sculpture Exhibit

Self-Guided Activities

Birdwatching Resources – There are more than 187 species of birds that can be seen at the Gardens throughout the year. The Gardens offers a range of habitats for breeding, nesting and feeding. Visit our Photo Gallery to see photos of many of our birds. Download a checklist of birds found at our garden by the sea!

Educational Videos – Take a virtual tour of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and learn something new. Visit the MCBG YouTube Channel!

Sculpture Exhibit Guide – Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens partners with the Arts Council of Mendocino County to present this biennial exhibition of sculptures placed throughout the Gardens. We have nearly finished installing the 2020-2022 exhibit... search for new art amongst the blooms on your next visit!


Children's Education

Sprouts Educational Activities – Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is offering a new way to get outside and learn with monthly self-guided activities for kids and parents to do together. Activities include colors and adaptations in nature, birdwatching, nature therapy, whale watching, pulley systems, getting to know trees, and more. All activities will be available in English and Spanish. Learn More!

The Quail Trail Guide – Follow Quincy the Quail on a journey through the special and sometimes hidden places in the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. This colorful guide is available at the Gardens' entrance, or you can print the guide prior to your visit. Listen for the call of Quincy the Quail, "Chi-Ca-G0, Chi-Ca-G0" and to follow Quincy through the Gardens. Numbered black quail markers are in place to help families and school groups find the 15 special places identified on the guide. The Quail Trail guide was originally developed and funded in 2008 by longtime MCBG volunteer Ruth Sparks—Master Gardener and former kindergarten teacher who has eleven grandchildren. Ruth and Joe Sparks sponsored an update of the guide and badly rusted trail markers for it's 10-year anniversary. Follow Quincy the Quail and discover the many nooks and crannies of our garden by the sea. The Quail Trail will provide a unique view of the Gardens as seen through a child's eyes. Download The Quail Trail Guide!