A rare jewel: the only public garden in the continental United States fronting directly on the ocean, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers everything from colorful displays to thunderous waves. The mild maritime climate makes it a garden for all seasons, attracting gardeners and nature lovers alike. Manicured formal gardens, a dense coastal pine forest, fern-covered canyons, diverse plant collections, and flower-filled coastal bluffs overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean are among the many attractions. Whale watchers can take shelter in the Cliff House to view winter and spring migrations, bird lovers will delight in the over 100 species of birds that live in or visit the Gardens annually. All this and more await you.
The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' mission is conserve plants suited to the climate of the Mendocino Coast and display them for the enjoyment and education of our guests.