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

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Visiting the Gardens

CURRENT VISITING HOURS

For your safety and ours, all guests must purchase tickets online prior to visiting. Current members of the Gardens do not need a reservation to visit or shop the Nursery and Store, please bring your membership card if possible ("Member Guest" tickets are available HERE and must be purchased in advance). CLICK HERE to learn more about the changes we've made to keep visitors and staff safe, make a reservation, or become a member.

10:00am to 4:00pm each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Gardens closed Monday and Tuesday (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

*We recommend planning for at least a 2-hour visit  if you wish to see the entirety of our 47-acre botanical garden which includes 4 miles (6.44 km) of trails and about a half-mile walk to the ocean (one way).


ADMISSION
Advanced tickets required — GET TICKETS

All visitors must purchase tickets online prior to visiting. Please read and adhere to the Visiting Guidelines listed below. On the 1st of each month, tickets will be released for the following month. 

General Admission Rates:

FREE      Members of the Gardens enjoy free admission. Become a member today!
$15.00    General admission (15 and older) 

Admission Discounts Available:

$12.00    Seniors (65 and older) 
$10.00   Coast Resident (MCRPD district - Gualala to Westport) 
$8.00     Juniors (aged 6 to 14)
FREE      Children (aged 5 and under)

$10.00     Member's Guests (when accompanied by a member)
FREE        Active Duty Military
FREE        American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Garden Program Members!

All tickets are non-refundable. 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 and to preserve public access to the coast.


MEMBERSHIP
Purchase, Renew, or Gift a Membership

Membership to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens gives you free admission to the Gardens for individuals or the households (depending on membership level), discounted admission for guests of members, discounts on workshops, discounts in The Garden Store and Nursery, invitations to special member events, free or discounted admission at more than 300 other public gardens (find participating gardens), and more. CLICK HERE for full details.

$55                 Individual
$40                Senior Individual (65 and older)
$85                Household
$70                Senior Household

$125              Sponsor
$300             Supporter
$500             Patron
$1,000          Benefactor

$125 - $1,000                Business Membership


VISITING GUIDELINES

  • No walk ups! Unless you are a current member or just shopping the Store or Nursery, you must purchase tickets online prior to your visit. Daily capacity is capped to ensure necessary space for social distancing.
  • We ask that all visitors read and follow our local Health Order
  • The Garden Store and Nursery are open! Shop anytime Wed - Sun from 10AM to 4PM — no reservation required. The Nursery is also offering curbside pick-up ($20 minimum please). Call 707-964-4352 x 12 or email nursery@gardenbythesea.org to place an order. Rhody's Garden Café remains closed.
  • Well-behaved dogs on leashes no longer than 6 feet are welcome and enjoy free admission.
  • Electric scooter rentals are unavailable at this time.
  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • Leave 6 feet of space between you and others not in your party. If passing another visitor on a trail, please announce yourself and provide space for fellow guests to pass.
  • All visitors must wear face masks that cover the nose and mouth in accordance with the Mendocino County Health Order at all times to protect yourself, other guests, and our staff.
  • There will be limited access to restrooms. The interior Display House restrooms are the only available restroom facilities onsite. Bring your own water as all water fountains will be turned off. Plan to wash or sanitize your hands regularly. Please help us keep the grounds clean — pack it in, pack it out.
  • All visitors must follow StateMendocino County, and CDC requirements. Visitors not following requirements may be asked to leave.

Thank you for helping everyone stay healthy! 


HOW TO GET HERE

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is located on the west side of State Highway One at 18220 North Highway 1 between Fort Bragg, California and Mendocino, California. CLICK HERE for directions.

FEATURES & ACCESSIBILITY

  • The Gardens' main trails are wheelchair accessible to the ocean. Electric scooter rentals are unavailable at this time.
  • 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.
  • Workshops and guided walks – Our Calendar includes information on classes, workshops, and ongoing monthly activities.

GROUPS, TOURS, & WEDDINGS

  • Private Events: The natural splendor of our coastal botanical garden offers a gorgeous backdrop for special occasions whether you are celebrating an anniversary or throwing a company picnic. For information about holding a private event at one of the Gardens outdoor sites, please contact 707-964-4352 ext. 19 or events@gardenbythesea.org.
  • Weddings Ceremonies & Receptions: We are here to make your day special. We encourage you to take a tour of the Gardens and discover the variety of sites available for a wedding ceremony or reception. More information and pictures of our most popular sites. For information about booking a wedding or to schedule a tour, please contact 707-964-4352 ext. 19 or weddings@gardenbythesea.org.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions about visiting the Gardens call us at 707-964-4352 ext 16 or use our contact form.


Videos from the Gardens

Fill your days with beauty as we continue to post images of blooms and scenes from our 47 acre garden by the sea on the MCBG YouTube channel, MCBG Facebook, and Instagram feeds. View the latest VIDEOS HERE!

A Day in the Gardens from Mendocino Coast Films on Vimeo.