Monday, November 26, 2012

Mendocino Coast Botancial Garden

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, located in Fort Bragg, California, is also called the Garden by the Sea.  The picturesque Mendocino coast where it lies, is just gorgeous!  The garden was founded in 1961 by Ernest Schoeler, a retired nurseryman.  In 1992 the garden was purchased by the Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District.




   The garden is well known for its collection of rhododendruns.  Visitors can also see a perennial garden, coastal prairie, and a woodland with Montery Cypress.

    If you enjoy bird watching, this is a  great place to visit.  The area contains over 150 species of birds.





 The garden is open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Admission is $14.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

10 comments:

  1. By the ocean - now that is a great location for a garden.

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    1. Yes, it is! Like a little piece of heaven!

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    1. Right about now, I wish I could jump into the picture and be there!

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  3. Hi Sherry .. it looks just wonderful - thanks for showing us .. I had to look where Mendocino sits on the map! What a great setting ... cheers Hilary

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  4. I love the coastal colors of this garden by the sea.

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    1. Gardens and ocean - what a great combination!

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