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


Visiting the Gardens


We are open every day of the year, with the exception of the Saturday after Labor Day (Winesong Charity Auction & Tasting); Thanksgiving; and Christmas.

General admission guest passes are not accepted for entry during our two annual events — Art in the Gardens (1st Saturday in August) and Festival of Lights (4 weekends following Thanksgiving); an event ticket must be purchased as these are major fundraisers for the Gardens.

March–October: 9:00am to 5:00pm 
November–February: 9:00am to 4:00pm


All proceeds directly benefit our non-profit botanical garden and its mission is to engage and enrich lives by displaying and conserving plants in harmony with our Northern California coastal ecosystems.

$15.00    General (15 and older)
$12.00    Seniors (65 and older)
$10.00   MCRPD Resident (local residents - Gualala to Westport)
$8.00     Juniors (aged 6 to 14)
FREE      Children (aged 5 and under)

Members are free. Become a member today!

$10.00                  Member's Guests (when accompanied by member)
$12.00/person    Group Rates (12 or more)
FREE                     Active Duty Military
FREE                     American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Garden Program Members!


  • The Gardens' main trails are wheelchair accessible to the ocean. We have a number of electric carts available for guests with mobility issues on a first come, first-served basis. A $10 fee will be charged for rental. A cart rental agreement must be signed in order to rent an electric cart.  For your safety, electric carts are not available on wet/rainy days.
  • Enjoy lunch from Rhody's Garden Café to take into the Gardens, or bring your own picnic food to enjoy within the Gardens.
  • Dogs welcome! Well-mannered dogs on leashes no longer than 6 feet are welcome (excluding some special events) and enjoy free admission.
  • Learn more about the varied and splendid opportunities for holding your Wedding at the Gardens.
  • The Quail Trail: A Child's Guide: Children spot the Quail markers throughout the Garden using clues from a brochure guide given at our entry counter.

If you have any questions about visiting the Gardens call us at 707-964-4352 ext 16 (during normal business hours, 7 days a week) or use our contact form (weekdays).

If you have questions about  Mendocino Coast Master Gardeners.

Directions & Map to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Traveler Resources

Additional information to make your visit to Mendocino County special:

Mendocino County Visitor Guide