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


Visiting the Gardens:

Admissions, hours and other information


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 our mission 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 visitors paid in one transaction)
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.
  • You may purchase 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).

Information about the Mendocino Coast Master Gardeners.

Directions and link to map to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

Traveler Resources

Map of the Gardens