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


Visiting the Gardens

Tourism to Mendocino County remains 100% operational with all major highways, lodging and attractions unaffected despite the flank of wildfires located in the region’s wilderness areas (Cal Fire map). For more details and travel guidance please visit


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.

Enjoy the golden hour at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens! The Gardens is extending visiting hours until 7:00PM each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the months of July, August, and September! NEW hours begin on Thursday, July 5 and run each week from July through the end of September!

9:00AM to 7:00PM — Thur, Fri, Sat
9:00AM to 5:00PM — Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed

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 a 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 and enjoy free admission. Please note: Dogs are not permitted at some of our special events including but not limited to Art in the Gardens (1st Saturday in August) and Festival of Lights (mid-November to mid-December). Please plan to keep your pets at home or arrange for doggy daycare during these special events.
  • Learn more about the varied and splendid opportunities for holding your Wedding at the Gardens.

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