Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

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Description

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens was established in 1961 by the retiring nanny Ernest Schaefer and his wife Betty. Ernest’s passionate look drew attention to the sufficient supply of water, complemented by a mild coastal environment and high-quality land, necessary for acid-loving plants such as rhododendrons. The gardens were started in 1966 and by 1992 were bought with the help of California Coast Guard grantees and handed over to the recreational and park district of Mendocino.

The gardens are most famous for their delicate, scented and infrequent rhododendrons. Born in the cloud woods of Southeast Asia and the Himalayas, these gems are bounded in the United States by a thin strip of land on the northern California coast, where they flourish in a misty seaside environment.

Do not abandon your best friend in the vehicle! Dogs are expected on a leash in gardens.

That in Bloom:
February, March, April: Early rhododendrons, camellia, daffodils, magnolias, cherries, and the iris of the Pacific coast (this is also the time of spring migration of whales).

May, June, July: rhododendrons, roses, perennial plants, cactuses, succulents, lilies, greenhouses, coastal and forest wild flowers.

Wednesday
  • 10AM–4PM
Thursday
  • 10AM–4PM
Friday
  • 10AM–4PM
Saturday
  • 10AM–4PM
Sunday
  • 10AM–4PM
Monday
  • Closed
Tuesday
  • Closed

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