Trails, cliffs, lighthouses, Redwood forests, beaches, and gorgeous vegetation are just a few highlights you will discover in nature throughout Mendocino. Since we offer a mild maritime climate here in Northern California, we have many beautiful blooms year-round. One of the best places to view gorgeous local flowers and learn about the area’s natural flora is the heavenly oasis of Mendocino Botanical Gardens.
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How To Make the Most Out of Your Visit to the Mendocino Botanical Gardens
The Mendocino Botanical Gardens is a nonprofit botanical escape where you can touch, smell, see, and learn about the earth’s natural beauty. The gardens are known for their Rhododendrons, which produce some of the most breathtaking blossoms of the year.
Take a Romantic Stroll
One of the most beloved activities at the gardens is strolling along their many trails at a leisurely pace. Most of these trails are paved, so they’re easily accessible and easy for people of all ages to enjoy. As you make your way through the stunning plants and flowers, you’ll fall in love with your sweetheart all over again.
Bird Watching at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Over the years, the botanical gardens have become a haven for birdwatching. The gorgeous and safe environment makes a fantastic habitat for local birds. Over 180 species of birds live in or visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens every year. You can see these birds on your own, but we highly suggest attending a birdwatching walk. The Mendocino Botanical Gardens features experts from the Mendocino chapter of the Audubon Society to help lead and answer any visitors’ questions about the birds that live in the gardens. These birdwatching walks occur on the first Saturday of each month and the third Wednesday of each month between April and October.
Besides looking at the flowers, one other exhibit that many love to view is the Sculpture Garden. Combining art and nature, this masterpiece features some incredible pieces of artwork. This Arts Council of Mendocino County and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens partnership is ideal, giving artists a chance to showcase their work and visitors a platform to appreciate it. Love a particular piece? They are all for sale!
Shop at the Garden Store and Nursery
Do you want to pick up a souvenir, so you’ll never forget your trip to the Mendocino Botanical Gardens? Head to the Garden Store or the Nursery, and you won’t be disappointed! The Garden Store offers unique gifts year-round, with pricing that’s perfect for any wallet. The retail nursery onsite provides a wide selection of native plants for sale, including camellias, rhododendrons, heaths, heathers, conifers, Mediterranean plants, and more!
Stay at the Cliffside Sea Rock Inn for More Beautiful Nature Views
If you’re interested in exploring the natural beauty at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, then you need to stay with us at Sea Rock Inn. We’re happy to offer guests our exclusive Getaway Package, which includes two tickets to the botanical garden (plus our hand-crafted charcuterie board). Most visitors have to make a reservation for entrance to the park, but guests of Sea Rock Inn can omit that!
Our stunning bed and breakfast overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is ideal for those looking for the comfort of home while being on vacation. Our rooms and cottages are equipped with everything that you would need, including many modern luxuries. Not to mention, you can enjoy picture-perfect sunsets here on the property overlooking our vistas. Check our availability today and book your next trip to Mendocino!