One of our planned activities during our trip to Mendocino was the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Anyone who knows me knows that I love flowers and plants, even if I’m not the best when it comes to caring for a garden. The gardens here cover 47 acres of land that extends from highway 1 to the sea. We were really amazed at how large they actually were, and it took a couple of hours for us to go through all of them. We started in the Perennial Garden (beautiful Camellias!) and North Forest, then made our way through the Deer Gates to explore the Fern Canyon Trail and coast trails, then finished up with a walk through the adventure trail (so cute for kids), vegetable garden, and heather garden on our way out. We didn’t get to see the Rose or Dahlia gardens since they were just harvested. I would love to go back and visit at a different time of year just to compare.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
18220 North Highway One
Fort Bragg, California 95437